Research project STRAMIK
|Project name||Structural analysis with microwave interferometry|
|Coordinator||TU Darmstadt, Institute for Structural Mechanics and Design|
|Duration||1 June 2015 – 30 November 2016|
|Grantor||DB Netz AG|
Terrestrial microwave interferometry (MI) is a rather new measuring method that offers the possibility of contact-free determination of deformations of entire structures with an accuracy of submillimetre degree at a sampling rate of up to 4000 Hz and a high three-dimensional resolution.|
The main objectives of the STRAMIK project are testing the new MI technology for railroad specific applications for monitoring and technical analysis of infrastructural elements such as bridges and noise-walls, proof of usability of measured data for Deutsche Bahn projects, and subsequently the development of a concept for holistic MI measuring methodology optimized for railroad specific applications as well as working out loadbearing design requirements and boundary conditions for use in the MI measuring technique.