Automatic pavement crack detection based on image recognition

C. Chen, H. S. Seo*, Y. Zhao, B. Chen, J. W. Kim, Y. Choi, M. Bang

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Abstract

The traffic jam influences lots of losses socially and economically. One of main reason of traffic jam is caused by the maintenance of the pavement. It is better to detect and repair cracks on time to avoid big damage to pavement Therefore, lots of researches have been started to identify the crack with several methods. One method which is widely used is damage detection using image processing. Due to various complicated road conditions, such as oil pollution on the surface of the pavement and image noise, the classical algorithm cannot meet the detection requirements, the cracks cannot be extracted well. To solve the problems above, first, this paper introduces the mean filtering method to remove the image noise preliminarily and histogram equalization method to enhance the contrast of pavement image. Then, a pre-treatment before threshold segmentation was proposed to remove shadows and image noise. Then the crack is extracted by Niblack segmentation method and the image noise is filtered by removing the small area of the connected component. Finally, the crack type is classified using SVM (Support Vector Machine) and the location is obtained using the timeline to match GPS information and image.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019, ICSIC 2019
Subtitle of host publicationDriving Data-Informed Decision-Making
EditorsM.J. DeJong, Jennifer M. Schooling, G.M.B. Viggiani
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages361-369
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780727764669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction: Driving Data-Informed Decision-Making, ICSIC 2019 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019, ICSIC 2019: Driving Data-Informed Decision-Making

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction: Driving Data-Informed Decision-Making, ICSIC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period1/07/193/07/19

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