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High precision videogrammetric technique for structural dynamic response measurement
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Paper Abstract

The past few years have seen unprecedented technological advancement in commercial digital cameras. The image resolution of these cameras has increased from below 1 million pixels a few years ago to over 10 million pixels today, with little increase in cost. These low cost high-resolution digital cameras have opened up new areas of application for various engineering disciplines, including civil engineering. The objective of this study is to investigate the application of videogrammetric principle for measuring structural response. A general videogrammetric framework for high precision measurement of three-dimensional structural response is proposed using two commercial digital cameras. Some important issues such as camera calibration, feature point detection and 3D point reconstruction are discussed. In order to evaluate the performance of the technique, three experiments involving capturing the trajectories of different types of motion are performed. The test results indicate that the videogrammetric technique can provide sub-pixel measurement accuracy and can be used to measure both static and dynamic responses of structures in laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5765, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (17 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599320
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Chih-Chen Chang, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong China)
Yunfeng Ji, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5765:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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