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Enabling better global research outcomes in soil, plant & environmental monitoring.

DYNATIM

DYNATIM™ is a sensitive system recording even minimal movements of trees - or wooden constructions.

Wind is by far the dominating mechanical force on trees. Studying the dynamic behaviour of trees helps researchers to understand their mechanical design and conditions of failure.

Continuous measurement and recording of natural and artificial loads (wind, pulling), fibre strain and inclination of trees or timber structures.

Graphical and numerical analysis of dynamic behaviour of tree or structural timber.

Technical Data:
Inclination sensor:

  •  2 axis
  • Angle +/- 15°
  • Resolution: 0.001°

Tensile force sensor:

  •  Force 0-50KN (0-5 to)
  • Resolution: 1 kg

Elongation sensor:

  • Max. strain: 14mm
  • Resolution: 0,001 mm
  • Point distance <= 1m

Uses standard computer cables for connectors.
Flexible sensor chain with up to 36 sensors.
Remote control by PC.

Dynatim Features

  • Mobile equipment
  • Easy application
  • Continuous and automatic data recording
  • Optional extension: Continuous registration of induced load to study bending behaviour under defined conditions.

Applications

  • Analysis of dynamic behaviour of wood
  • Reveals the effect of wind on standing trees and timber constructions
  • Breaking and tipping strength
  • Load and oscillation behaviour

Frank Rinn, Basic Aspects of Mechanical Stability of Tree Cross-Sections,
Basic Aspects of Mechanical Stability of Tree Cross-Sections