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Which method would be better for my purpose?

asked 2017-07-18 23:05:17 -0600

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updated 2017-07-19 00:13:44 -0600

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Im a civil engineering student, and I will do my thesis about recognizing structural failures on concrete walls. Im searching for information about which method/algorithm would be the better for this purpose.

I spect to have 200+- images for training like this: image description.

I read about LBP, Haar-like, HOG+SVM, SURF and SIFT, but I really dont know which one would be better.

If some1 can help me Ill very very thankful.

ps: sorry for my english, im not native.

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i'm afraid, that none of those ideas will work reliably, since your cracks may come in any size, shape or orientation

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2017-07-19 07:39:48 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-07-19 19:29:46 -0600

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Thanks for your answer berak,

You are right, these cracks/failures can come in any size or shape, but they tend to have a determinated orientation or angle depending of the reason of the failure (shear, flexure, etc), and obviously the crack comes always in gray/grey.

Here is an ilustration of how the shear failures comes, and a picture of a real shear failure.

As you can see the shear failure tend to come in a 45° angle

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