A Hybrid Method of Determining Deformations of Engineering Structures with a Laser Station and a 3D Scanner

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The article presents the technology and an analysis of results of engineering structure displacements and deformation measurements. Two measuring technologies using the TDRA65000 laser station from Leica and the FARO Focus M scanner were applied during the tests. Use of the laser station enabled us to define horizontal and vertical displacements of a control network established on the tested facility. Owing to this, it was also possible to transform scanner measuring stations into one integrated unit. The described measurement methodology ensures a high accuracy of scanner station fitting which translates directly into the accuracy of determination of deformations in structural components of a facility. Integration of methods applied in the tests makes it possible to monitor not only displacements of control network points but also the structure as a whole in a uniform coordinate system.

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