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Vol. 186, Issue 3, March 2015, pp. 168-172




Concrete Crack Measurement and Analysis Based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning Technology

Xiangyang Xu, * Hao Yang, Ingo Neumann

Geodetic Institute, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, Leibniz University Hanover, Nienburger Street 1. D-30167, Hanover, Germany

* E-mail: Yang@gih.uni-hannover.de



Received: 29 December 2014 /Accepted: 19 March 2015 /Published: 31 March 2015

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) has become one of the potential technologies for an object three-dimensional (3D) information acquisition. The using vibration analysis for early detection of cracks has gained popularity over the years and in the last decade substantial progress has been made in that direction. However, the crack detection using TLS is also a good method. In the experimental part of this study, the effect of crack width and location on modal properties of the beam was investigated. The recent paper provides a method for automatic concrete cracks detection from the data that was obtained by TLS. The method of cracks detection is achieved by six steps. The objective of this study is to analyze the crack of concrete beams both experimentally and using MATLAB analysis. Besides this, information about the width, location and percentage of cracks in cracked concrete beams can be obtained using this technique.


Keywords: TLS, Crack, Concrete, Point cloud, MATLAB.


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