A Novel AI-Based Automated Identification of Cracks in Concrete Bridges and Offshore Oil Installations (ConcreteAI)
Environmental factors affecting concrete structures like bridges, beams, columns and highways in onshore and offshore environments lead to development of micro-cracks. Early detection of surface micro-cracks in concrete structures helps to put preventive measures in place to avoid failure potentially saving loss of assets and in some cases lives.
In this project scientists created an automated AI based system which will allow training and testing of real time images of concrete bridges and offshore structures, which are augmented by the presence of shadows and other noises. Researchers have worked hard on the development of an image database of images of concrete structures with cracks and shadows, which will then be used for training and testing of the AI network created specifically for this project.