Jiayan Zheng, Yan Liu, Renwei Luo, Haijing Liu, Zhixiang Zhou, Ji He

A Subpixel Concrete Crack Measurement Method Based on the Partial Area Effect

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

To improve the accuracy of concrete crack measurement with a machine vision method in structural health monitoring and in technical status evaluation, a subpixel crack measurement method based on the partial area effect was proposed. (1) First, a pixelwise crack image segmentation method was established through a multi-step process of multi-threshold fusion and morphology operation, and a novel pixel degree crack width calculation method was developed with the extraction of the middle points, the center line and its normal, and the intersection of the center line normal and crack edges. (2) Then, a subpixel algorithm based on the partial area effect was introduced to locate vertical, horizontal, and oblique cracks in subpixel crack edges, and the subpixel crack width could be calculated along the crack center line pixelwise. (3) Finally, the proposed method was verified by indoor concrete beam crack measurement tests with a digital microscope, and the results show that the maximum relative errors of the subpixel width of the horizontal, vertical, and oblique straight cracks measured by the proposed method were 3.06%, 8.97%, and 5.16%, respectively. The absolute error of the crack length was less than 0.30 mm, and the measurement accuracy could reach 0.01 pixels. The subpixel crack measurement method provides a novel possible solution for structural health monitoring.

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