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Performance of an acoustic emission monitoring system to detect subsurface ground movement at Flat Cliffs, North Yorkshire, UK

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posted on 16.10.2014, 14:10 authored by Alister Smith, Neil DixonNeil Dixon, Roger Moore, Philip Meldrum, Edward Haslam, R. Siddle
This paper describes the performance of an innovative acoustic emission sub-surface slope displacement monitoring system installed in a large coastal landslide complex at Flat Cliffs, North Yorkshire, northeast England. Cliff instability is in-dicated by repeat deformation of an access road that serves a settlement of about 50 houses. As part of an extensive ground investigation, a sensor that can quantify acoustic emission was installed adjacent to a standard inclinometer, and continuous monitoring of acoustic emission has since taken place. The acoustic sensor has detected periods of slope deformation that are confirmed by manual surveys of the inclinometer. Performance is demonstrated using time series of acoustic measurements compared with ground deformations and triggering rain-fall events.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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IAEG XII Congress - Engineering Geology for Society and Territory http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3

Volume

2

Pages

117 - 120 (4)

Citation

DIXON, N. ... et al, 2014. Performance of an acoustic emission monitoring system to detect subsurface ground movement at Flat Cliffs, North Yorkshire, UK. IN: Lollino, G. ... et al (eds). Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2, Landslide Processes. Springer International Publishing, pp.117-120.

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© Springer

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This paper was presented at IAEG XII Congress - Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Turin, 15th-19th September 2014. The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3

ISBN

9783319090573;9783319090566

Language

en

Location

Turin