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A method for three-dimensional reconstruction of a train accident scene using photographs.

Tang, Z., Nie, Y.Y., Chang, J. and Zhang, J. J., 2016. A method for three-dimensional reconstruction of a train accident scene using photographs. In: Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, 5-8 April 2016, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Paper 214.

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DOI: 10.4203/ccp.110.214


Railway accidents that usually cause numerous property and life losses occurred in recent years all around the world. In general, resources such as financial supports and incident rescue programs are required to minimize the losses after an accident. Due to lack of comprehensive information collected from accident sites, most railway emergency management departments face a predicament in setting up rescue schemes. To tackle the issue, realistic three-dimensional virtual accident scene reconstruction technology is developed, which provides and visualises supplementary materials and information about a train accident and can offer assistance to emergency crews when making decisions. We propose a photo-based three-dimensional reconstruction framework of vehicles for measuring the positions and poses of carriages involved in an accident. We implement and examine two case studies to validate this reconstruction method, which performs well in the assigned tasks.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:train accident reconstruction; accident rescue; photo-based modelling
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:30135
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:24 Jan 2018 09:26
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:08


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