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Fractal dimension applied in highway surface crack detection
Author(s): Bei Chen; Wenlun Cao; Yuyao He
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a fractal dimension calculation technique of highway pavement which is used to detect the pavement cracking. Firstly, the impulse noises generated by pavement unevenness are eliminated by the use of median filtering of pavement image. Secondly, the fractal dimension of fissure is calculated according to the crack's fractal feature. Finally, the pavement damage is detected and located with respect to fractal dimension. These three steps can realize the location detection and damage rate computation of pavement damage successfully. To a number of random images, the experiment results show that the fractal dimension of pavement crack region is from 2.25 to 2.99 basically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8334, Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012), 83340B (2 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.946020
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Bei Chen, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Wenlun Cao, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Yuyao He, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8334:
Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012)
Mohamed Othman; Sukumar Senthilkumar; Xie Yi, Editor(s)

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