Vibrating Wire Crack Meter Instruction Manual
RST’s Crack Meters are designed to measure movement across surface cracks and joints.
RST’s Crack Meters are designed to measure movement across surface cracks and joints. They are easily installed by grouting, bolting or bonding the two threaded anchors (with ball joints) or other mounts, on either side of the crack/joint, and then reattaching the anchors to the sensor.
Crack Meters are available in the following configurations:
-Vibrating Wire – 1D
-Vibrating Wire 2D and 3D models are custom.
-Submersible (up to 200 m) versions are also available (for example, on the upstream perimeter joint of CFRD dams).
|Range||25, 50, 100, 150, 200 mm|
|Thermistor Type||NTC 3K Ohms @ 25°C|
Crack Meters are commonly used for:
View illustrations on how Crack Meters are used for:
|RANGES||PART #||COLLAPSED LENGTH|
|25 mm (1.0 in.)||VWCM025||278 mm|
|50 mm (2.0 in.)||VWCM050||311 mm|
|100 mm (4.0 in.)||VWCM100||436 mm|
|150 mm (6.0 in.)||VWCM150||564 mm|
|200 mm (8.0 in.)||VWCM200||694 mm|
|25 mm (1.0 in.)||VWCM025S|
|50 mm (2.0 in.)||VWCM050S|
|100 mm (4.0 in.)||VWCM100S|
|150 mm (6.0 in.)||VWCM150S|
|200 mm (8.0 in.)||VWCM200S|
I’m very happy with the quality of the instrumentation and technical support from RST, as always. They worked with us from the initial stages of the project to ensure that we were fully prepared and equipped to use the RSTAR network for the first time. They delivered everything within the tight project time frame to ensure that there were no delays on site, and the submersible tilt meters looked like new even after over twelve months of being submerged in Thames water!
-Richard Lipscombe, BEng (Hons), Director & Principle Consultant - RL Geotechnical Ltd