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A study on performance of three-dimensional imaging system for physical models

Le, B. T., Nadimi, S., Goodey, R.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-9166-8393 and Taylor, R.N. ORCID: 0000-0002-8103-0433 (2018). A study on performance of three-dimensional imaging system for physical models. In: McNamara, A. M. ORCID: 0000-0002-3452-0800, Divall, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-9212-5115, Goodey, R.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-9166-8393, Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S. E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3747-9524 and Panchal, J. P. (Eds.), Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom. (pp. 853-858). Boca Raton: CRC Press/Balkema. ISBN 978113844228

Abstract

A study by Le et al. (2017) reported the application of computer vision techniques structure from motion (SfM) and multi-view stereo (MVS) to measure three-dimensional soil displacements at the surface of physical models. However, little information exists on the significance of the camera resolution and the number of images to the measurement performance. This study assesses the measurement performance of the SfMMVS, provided by an open source software Micmac, with input images taken by two different types of camera including DSLR (18Mega-pixel) and mobile phone cameras (12Mega-pixel). Rigorous quantifications were carried out to examine the precision of the image analysis, in measuring vertical and horizontal displacements, over a region of interest of 420x200mm. The measurement precision, achieved by different numbers of images, ranged from 0.06mm to 0.03mm. The results from this paper can be useful for researchers to select appropriate camera that satisfies their measurement requirements.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom on 12 July 2018, available online: https://www.crcpress.com/Physical-Modelling-in-Geotechnics-Proceedings-of-the-9th-International/McNamara-Divall-Goodey-Taylor-Stallebrass-Panchal/p/book/9781138559752
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Civil Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20300
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