3D sonar data visualization allows for precise and detailed inspections of underwater dam structures, identifying potential issues such as cracks, erosion, or debris accumulation that might be missed with traditional methods. Traditional inspection methods such as diving rely on the single perspective of a human diver who is usually limited in his capacity by water clarity and the amount of area that they can inspect and report on.
By visualizing underwater areas around dams in 3D, engineers can detect anomalies, deformations, or movement early on, enabling timely intervention and preventing potential failures. 3D sonar investigations allow the facility owner to collect very detailed underwater data over a vast area in a short amount of time, whereas traditional methods such as diving inspection are not economically feasible when it comes to underwater mapping of medium to large sized areas.
3D visualization provides a comprehensive view of above and below water assets and terrain, enabling engineers to assess the overall condition of the dam’s underwater assets and surrounding areas more effectively.
Engineers can use 3D sonar data to assess the condition and integrity of above and below water structures of the dam, enabling them to identify potential issues and plan maintenance or repairs effectively.