In this paper, we introduce a novel image-based approach to detect cracks in concrete surfaces. Crack detection is important for the inspection, diagnosis, and maintenance of concrete structures. However, conventional image-based approaches cannot achieve precise detection since the image of the concrete surface contains various types of noise due to different causes such as concrete blebs, stain, insufficient contrast, and shading. In order to detect the cracks with high fidelity, we assume that they are composed of thin interconnected textures and propose an image-based percolation model that extracts a continuous texture by referring to the connectivity of brightness and the shape of the percolated region, depending on the length criterion of the scalable local image processing techniques. Additionally, noise reduction based on the percolation model is proposed. We evaluated the validity of the proposed technique by using precision recall and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis by means of some experiments with actual concrete surface images.
|ジャーナル||IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering