A brief review and a new automatic method for interpretation of polypropylene modified bitumen based on fuzzy radon transform and watershed segmentation
Nejad, Fereidoon Moghadas
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This paper reviews development exploitation semi and full automatic strategies for interpretation of Polypropylene Modifed Bitumen (PMB) in the last decade. The main purpose of this study is to provide a new automatic method for the interpretation of Polypropylene Modifed Bitumen (PMB) properties. An image-based system was developed for interpretation. Several statistical criteria were developed based on Fuzzy segmentation (FCM) and Radon transform for approximation of polypropylene features, which include the High Amplitude Radon Percentage, High Energy Radon Percentage, Standard Deviation, Momentum and a set of Morphological Features (number, position, area, value, etc.). Optical microscopy was used to take the images from membrane of PMB bitumen samples at an intensifcation measure of 100×. Theoretical analysis and experimental results are addressed in this paper.