Measurement Of Spatial-Temporal Waves In The Laboratory Using Computer Vision Technolog


  • CHI-YU LI Bachelor Degree Program in Ocean Engineering and Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan



spatial-temporal measurement, measurement techniques, image processing


Given the complexity of ocean wave phenomena, physical modeling continues to be essential in various engineering and research applications. Wave height, a characteristic measured in nearly all projects, is commonly assessed using resistance/capacitance wave gauges. However, a significant limitation of these traditional wave gauges is their point-based nature, which restricts their ability to describe detailed spatial wave characteristics, especially during wave nonlinearity or when waveforms change. Furthermore, to reconstruct the 3D wave field, an array of wave gauges is often employed alongside an appropriate interpolation algorithm. Additionally, wave gauges may alter flow/wave conditions in specific scenarios. To address these limitations, various non-intrusive measurement techniques have been proposed. Gomit et al. (2022) classified these into stereoscopic, projection, and light-based methods, including LiDAR (Blenkinsopp et al., 2012), RGB-D cameras (Martínez-Aranda et al., 2018), and binocular stereo vision (Li et al., 2022). However, their applicability is constrained by factors such as optical setup complexity and device cost. With the rapid advancement of computer vision technology, it is possible to improve these issues and better describe temporal and spatial wave field variations using such techniques. This conference contribution details the reconstruction of the temporal and spatial 3D free water surface using photogrammetry techniques applied to images from consumer webcams. It also compares these results with measurements obtained from a wave gauge.




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