In the coming months Com&Sens will monitor the Kallosluis (Port of Antwerp) with the support of its partners 24SEA en FLUVES.
A complete monitoring system (strain, water flow, wind, position, ...) will be installed in the month February. The main scope of the project is to monitor the loads acting on particular sections and zones of the steel structure of the lock gate to support the analysing of the impact of external sources on the gate movement. The purpose of the measurements is to characterize the structural behaviour of the lock as function of external loadings such as wind, wave currents because of (heavy) propeller motions when ships are entering/exiting the water lock.