Characterization of Man-Made Vitreous Fibers by Image Analysis

by Hugues Talbot, Ecole des Mines, Fontainebleau, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering


This paper deals with the characterization of man-made vitreous fibers (MMVF), seen as an application of the techniques of image analysis and mathematical morphology. We present the whole processing chain from the raw materials to the numerical application. We must first obtain good images MMVF images, that we will then process in order to extract the fibers from the remainder of the image. Finally we need to measure the length and the diameter of these fibers, which is a problem when the fibers are longer than the visual field. We present a statistical approach to this problem.

Subject Headings: Fibers | Computer vision and image processing | Statistics | Materials processing | Man-made disasters | Glass | Thermal effects

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