Dams and Large Civil Structures
Dams are usually made from concrete and/or rock/earth fill construction. Members of the scientific staff of Metacoustics were previously involved in research with a major Australian Government Research Organisation. During that period a large amount of work was done on a number of dams of different construction. This work involved a number of different scientific disciplines and associated scientists. This work has been continued and slightly modified by Metacoustics with the development of a combination of acoustic emission and micro-seismic techniques and earth-tide monitoring, providing a viable monitoring, and testing technique for both dams and large civil structures such as bridges and power stations. Metacoustics research is continuing in this area, and a long or short-term monitoring facility is available for use of these large civil structures.