Journal article

Vision-based automated crack detection using convolutional neural networks for condition assessment of infrastructure

AS Rao, T Nguyen, M Palaniswami, T Ngo

Structural Health Monitoring | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020

Abstract

With the growing number of aging infrastructure across the world, there is a high demand for a more effective inspection method to assess its conditions. Routine assessment of structural conditions is a necessity to ensure the safety and operation of critical infrastructure. However, the current practice to detect structural damages, such as cracks, depends on human visual observation methods, which are prone to efficiency, cost, and safety concerns. In this article, we present an automated detection method, which is based on convolutional neural network models and a non-overlapping window-based approach, to detect crack/non-crack conditions of concrete structures from images. To this end, w..

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