By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Ocean Engineering. According to news reporting originating from Clayton, Australia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "When going in or out of a dock, the self weight of the ship may cause the deflection of the pontoon deck and/or inclination of a floating dock. This paper investigates the measurements of the deflection and inclination of a floating dock within a wireless network."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Monash University, "A deflection measurement model is constructed on the basis of the multi-points liquid levels in the connected pipes. The water levels at different points are measured by the pressure transmitters connected to the connection pipes along the longitudinal direction of the floating dock. The inclination is measured by 4 pneumercators installed on 4 corners of the floating dock. The measured data are transmitted to a server with a wireless sensor network. With the proposed model, the deflection and inclination calculation methods are analyzed and presented. The experimental results show that the accuracy of the deflection (hog or sag) can reach 95% and the error for the inclination measurement (heel or trim angle) is less than 8%. It is verified that the measuring system in the wireless sensor network supports the proposed deflection model and data collision avoiding algorithm."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The measuring system could provide the required information during the operation of the floating dock."
For more information on this research see: Deflection and inclination measuring system for floating dock based on wireless networks. Ocean Engineering, 2013;69():1-8. Ocean Engineering can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Ocean Engineering - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/320)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G.X. Yang, Monash University, Dept. of Civil Engn, Clayton, Vic 3800, Australia. Additional authors for this research include H. Liang and C. Wu.
Keywords for this news article include: Clayton, Wireless Network, Ocean Engineering, Wireless Technology, Australia and New Zealand
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