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Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Welding Pool Surface by Binocular Vision

Authors
  • Gu, Zunan1
  • Chen, Ji1
  • Wu, Chuansong1
  • 1 Shandong University, Jinan, 250061, China , Jinan (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Publication Date
May 27, 2021
Volume
34
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s10033-021-00567-2
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Current research of binocular vision systems mainly need to resolve the camera’s intrinsic parameters before the reconstruction of three-dimensional (3D) objects. The classical Zhang’ calibration is hardly to calculate all errors caused by perspective distortion and lens distortion. Also, the image-matching algorithm of the binocular vision system still needs to be improved to accelerate the reconstruction speed of welding pool surfaces. In this paper, a preset coordinate system was utilized for camera calibration instead of Zhang’ calibration. The binocular vision system was modified to capture images of welding pool surfaces by suppressing the strong arc interference during gas metal arc welding. Combining and improving the algorithms of speeded up robust features, binary robust invariant scalable keypoints, and KAZE, the feature information of points (i.e., RGB values, pixel coordinates) was extracted as the feature vector of the welding pool surface. Based on the characteristics of the welding images, a mismatch-elimination algorithm was developed to increase the accuracy of image-matching algorithms. The world coordinates of matching feature points were calculated to reconstruct the 3D shape of the welding pool surface. The effectiveness and accuracy of the reconstruction of welding pool surfaces were verified by experimental results. This research proposes the development of binocular vision algorithms that can reconstruct the surface of welding pools accurately to realize intelligent welding control systems in the future.

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