FEASIBILITY STUDY TO IMPLEMENT THE VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUE FOR EVALUATING PAVEMENT SURFACE DISTRESS IN THE STATE OF OHIO. FINAL REPORT

The initial development of a system for video image pavement distress analysis which allows the identification, and classification of at least one type of structural pavement distress is presented. Once other pavement distress types are identified, classified and quantified, the complete system can be combined with rating procedures (such as the Pavement Condition Rating, PCR) to obtain a quantitative measure of pavement condition. Video image recording and analysis are conducted separately. Details on the characteristics of the recording and analysis equipment are presented. The different stages in the software development: data acquisition, image digitization, segmentation, feature extraction and classification, are explained. The reliability and accuracy of the methods employed in automatic segmentation as well as in the distress classification were assessed and further research needs are stated. An additional routine to obtain a quantitative measurement of the pavement condition through a file containing numerical data representing the severity and extent classification of distress types was implemented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Case Western Reserve University

    Department of Civil Engineering, 10900 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44106-7201

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Acosta, J
    • Figueroa, L
    • Mullen, R
  • Publication Date: 1992-1-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 169 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/OH-91/010
  • Contract Numbers: State Job 14473(0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM