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The GIOTTO Project - Building Monitoring with 6DoF Sensors

Felix Bernauer1, Louisa Murray-Bergquist2, Felix Strobel1, Joachim Wassermann1, Heiner Igel1, Eva P.S. Eibl3, Cun-Man Liao4, Ernst Niederleithinger4, Sneha Singh5, and Celine Hadziioannou5
Felix Bernauer et al.
  • 1Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Deparment of Earth and Evironmental Sciences, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany (
  • 2GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, 24148 Kiel, Germany
  • 3Institute of Geosciences, Universität Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
  • 4Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, 12205 Berlin, Germany
  • 5Institute of Geophysics, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), Universität Hamburg, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

Characterizing earthquake induced building damage in an efficient, automated and non-
invasive way is a crucial support for the decision on further usability of critical infras-
tructure. In the GIOTTO project (Gebäudeschwingungen: kombinierte Zustandsanalyse
mit innovativem Sensorkonzept) we propose to use 6 degrees of freedom sensors (6DoF)
to monitor the complete movement of a building structure in three rotational and three
translational degrees of freedom. On one side, we develop 6DoF sensor networks for
strong motion building monitoring on the basis of 20 inertial measurement units (IMU50
by iXblue, France) originally designed as north-finding gyroscopes, on the other side we
incorporate the new observable of rotational ground motions into the concept of coda wave
interferometry for continuous real-time structural health monitoring. In this contribution
we show first results (1) from laboratory experiments for sensor performance characteriza-
tion as well as (2) from a 6DoF active source experiment at a horizontal 24 m long concrete
beam (the BLEIB test structure hosted by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und
-prüfung, south of Berlin, Germany).

How to cite: Bernauer, F., Murray-Bergquist, L., Strobel, F., Wassermann, J., Igel, H., Eibl, E. P. S., Liao, C.-M., Niederleithinger, E., Singh, S., and Hadziioannou, C.: The GIOTTO Project - Building Monitoring with 6DoF Sensors, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8438,, 2021.

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