An application of photogrammetry in the petrochemical industry

Singels, Wynand (2008-03)

Thesis (MScEng (Mathematical Sciences. Applied Mathematics))--Stellenbosch University, 2008.


When building or improving a petrochemical plant, drawings are used extensively in the design process. However, existing petrochemical plants seldom match their drawings, or the drawings are lost, forcing the need to generate a 3D model of the structure of the plant. In this thesis photogrammetry is investigated as a method of generating a digital 3D model of an existing plant. Camera modeling, target extraction and 3D reconstruction are discussed in detail, and a real-world system is investigated.

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