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Pavement deformation monitoring in a rolling load facility

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jon MillsORCiD, Ian Newton, Guy Peirson


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This paper describes work undertaken to measure deformation of a pavement within the Newcastle University ROlling Load Facility (NUROLF). Precise three dimensional measurements of the pavement have been produced from stereo-imagery taken with different cameras, using both analytical and digital photogrammetric instrumentation. The photogrammetric measurements, and those from the existing system consisting of an array of linear voltage displacement transducers, have been compared with measurements produced using a digital level. Encouraging results have been achieved and photogrammetry has been shown to be capable of producing a similar accuracy to the existing system. There are many advantages associated with a photogrammetric survey but attempts to establish a permanent, automated photogrammetric system for the rolling load facility at a reasonable cost have so far been unsuccessful. It is anticipated that, with the falling cost of high resolution digital sensors, such a system will soon be possible.

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Author(s): Mills JP, Newton I, Peirson GC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Photogrammetric Record

Year: 2001

Volume: 17

Issue: 97

Pages: 7-24

ISSN (print): 0031-868X

ISSN (electronic): 1477-9730

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/0031-868X.00165


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