JRM Vol.31 No.5 pp. 671-685
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2019.p0671


A Tandem Marker-Based Motion Capture Method for Dynamic Small Displacement Distribution Analysis

Zulhaj Aliansyah*1, Kohei Shimasaki*2, Mingjun Jiang*1, Takeshi Takaki*1, Idaku Ishii*1, Hua Yang*3, Chikako Umemoto*4, and Hiroshi Matsuda*5

*1Department of System Cybernetics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan

*2Digital Modozukuri (Manufacturing) Education and Research Center, Hiroshima University
3-10-32 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 739-0046, Japan

*3School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hebei 430074, China

*4Keisoku Research Consultant Co.
1-665-1 Fukuda, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 732-0029, Japan

*5Department of Structural Engineering, Nagasaki University
1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

November 2, 2018
July 31, 2019
October 20, 2019
structure health monitoring, high-speed vision, dynamic deflection measurement, vibration analysis, retroreflective markers

This study proposes a novel vision-based measurement method to capture small dynamic displacements at many points on a large-scale structure. The measurement points are aligned in the depth direction so that all points are observable in a single field of view with a high power zoom lens. To cope with insufficient incident light and lens blur when capturing video in a limited depth of field with large magnification, our method used highly retroreflective cubes as markers, combined with a strong coaxial lighting device for measuring image displacements with a tandem-layout in images. We conducted experiments to measure dynamic displacements of a 4 m long truss bridge model, and 18 corner cubes were attached as retroreflective markers. 752×2048 images were captured with a coaxial lighting device at 240 fps. The experimental results show that the deformation of the bridge model, its resonant frequencies, and mode shapes at a frequency of dozens of Hz can be determined by analyzing images captured from a single camera view.

Visual multiple small displacements sensing

Visual multiple small displacements sensing

Cite this article as:
Z. Aliansyah, K. Shimasaki, M. Jiang, T. Takaki, I. Ishii, H. Yang, C. Umemoto, and H. Matsuda, “A Tandem Marker-Based Motion Capture Method for Dynamic Small Displacement Distribution Analysis,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.31 No.5, pp. 671-685, 2019.
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