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Comparison of Different Measurement Techniques as Methodology for Surveying and Monitoring Stainless Steel Chimneys

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
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Geosciences 2019, 9(10), 429;
Received: 25 September 2019 / Accepted: 29 September 2019 / Published: 2 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering)
The measurement of a chimney axis is an engineering geodesy task. These measurements allow to assess the technical condition of chimneys and are usually carried out for reinforced concrete chimneys. When measuring high chimneys, the main problem may be the need to go a long distance to take a measurement. The surface of the chimney can also be problematic because it can absorb so much light from the range finder that total station reflectorless measurement or laser scanning will not be possible or will be affected by significant error. Chimneys made of stainless steel are also used today. They are not as high as reinforced concrete chimneys, but measuring them using reflectorless total stations or laser scanning can also be problematic. Problems arise from the reflective surface of these chimneys. The article presents a comparison of measurement results of a stainless steel chimney fragment obtained from total station measurement and laser scanning. Similarities and differences in the obtained axis of this chimney fragment are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: geodesy; measurement; chimney geodesy; measurement; chimney
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Daliga, K.; Kurałowicz, Z. Comparison of Different Measurement Techniques as Methodology for Surveying and Monitoring Stainless Steel Chimneys. Geosciences 2019, 9, 429.

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