Napoli Canosa

Monitoring of A16 Highway

 | Name: A16 Highway | Location: San Sossio Baronia (AV) | Start of the monitoring: April 2015  |                       | Client: Camilab - Università della Calabria | Responsible for monitoring: Camilab - Università della Calabria |

The site is between the interchanges of Vallata and Grottaminarda (province of Avellino) of A16 Highway Napoli-Canosa. In particular, the aim of this monitoring is the control of a slope movement, which insists on the highway, in order to create a geotechnical model and establish Early Warning thresholds. At the end of March 2015, two MUMS chains have been installed, one upstream and one downstream of the highway. The system is integrated with other instruments like 3 inclinometers with fixed points, 3 piezometer, 6 TDR and 10 tensiometer. Site is instrumented with 2 tilt chains with the following characteristics:

  • 1 chain 23.5 m long, with 26 Tilt Link V sensors, 4 Tilt Link HR V sensors, a piezometer and a barometer;
  • 1 chain 23.5 m long, with 25 Tilt Link V sensors, 5 Tilt Link HR V sensors and a piezometer.

Control units queries nodes at defined time intervals and saves them into a SD card. Data are transmitted with UMTS connection to the elaboration centre, where an automatic software elaborates them. Result are available on a web platform in a few minutes.