Abstract

Measurements in civil engineering load tests usually require considerable time and complex procedures. Therefore, measurements are usually constrained by the number of sensors resulting in a restricted monitored area. Image processing analysis is an alternative way that enables the measurement of the complete area of interest with a simple and effective setup. In this article photo sequences taken during load displacement tests were captured by a digital camera and processed with image correlation algorithms. Three different image processing algorithms were used with real images taken from tests using specimens of PVC and Plexiglas. The data obtained from the image processing algorithms were also compared with the data from physical sensors. A complete displacement and strain map were obtained. Results show that the accuracy of the measurements obtained by photogrammetry is equivalent to that from the physical sensors but with much less equipment and fewer setup requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-304
Number of pages13
JournalComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • CRACK DETECTION
  • OPTIMIZATION
  • SYSTEM

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