The MonStr sensors were created specifically for structural health monitoring and use in digital twinning. The devices were designed to be modular, customizable, and be packed with high-quality and cutting-edge technology yet use standard connection technology to lower production costs. The resulting devices are well studied to meet the standards and needs of engineers in the field while offering the ability to collect and store data in a manner sophisticated enough to meet the needs of researchers.
Yet, fancy hardware is not the answer to digital twinning. It is only a part of the process. Gathering reliable data is essential, but the ability to process that data and turn it into meaningful information is also crucial. That’s where ASDEA’s multidisciplinary approach lends a hand. Asdea Software worked in synergy with ASDEA Hardware to develop a dedicated software interface, allowing the remote viewing of the data in near real-time. The data is stored in the revolutionary HDF5 database and then processed using ASDEA Software’s STKO for OpenSees software. The two companies have worked together to develop special algorithms to process and analyze the data during both the storage and processing phases.