Specialists of the All-Russian Institute for Research of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations of the Emergencies Ministry arrived in Ulyanovsk to examine the landslide zone in Leninsky district and already started their work. Today they examine the landslide dynamics in Storosviyazhsky and Novosviyazhsky Urban Areas by using specialized equipment.
The Leading scientist of the Institute Gennady Nigmetov said that for the most part only basements were affected by landslides that reach up to 1.5 meters in height. The landslides were caused by torrential rains.
“We are here to carry out comprehensive geophysical works. We will use the most advanced methods and equipment. We also have a dynamics complex, which we use to examine noises in the ground. These noises can tell us if there is a threat of a reoccurring landslide. Additionally we are going to carry out prospecting seismology, examine ground composition. We will also map the composition of grounds via ground-penetrating radars”, said Gennady Nigmetov.
He also pointed out that lots of equipment was delivered to Ulyanovsk, including Struna diagnostics complex, as well as Lokalit complex and Oko ground penetrating radar.
Struna mobile diagnostics complex is a unique piece of equipment, used by the Emergencies Ministry’s specialists. The complex allows for rapid data processing, received from dynamic tests for stability and seismic stability of buildings and structures, assess threats of collapse and risk for people, as well as issue conclusion on further exploitation of a building. The complex has unique sensors with 3 ceramic rods that work as piezoelectric elements. Every piezoelectric element responds for direction of oscillation of a sensor same way as a building. Even slightest oscillation of a sensors body bends the rods, which generates electric current. Stronger oscillation bends more piezoelectric elements, thus generating more electric current.