The use of image analysis to quantify the orientation of cracks in concrete

Einar N. Andreassen, Andreas B. Elbrønd, Marianne Tange Hasholt

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    Cracks formed in concrete due to frost action (or other expansive reactions) can lead to further damage e.g. because they increase moisture transport. The extent of the consequential damage in concrete is likely influenced by the orientation of the initial cracks. Traditional quantification of the crack orientation is a time consuming manual process. In this paper, a method using automatic image analysis is proposed. The method is based on using image gradients to detect cracks and their orientation. The method produces results that concur with visual observation and manual counting in addition to being substantially quicker.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 : Segment on Frost Action in Concrete
    PublisherRilem publications
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-182-7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-2-35158-183-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventInternational RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
    Duration: 15 Aug 201629 Aug 2016


    ConferenceInternational RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering
    LocationTechnical University of Denmark
    CityKgs. Lyngby

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