Application of Image Processing Techniques for Geometrical Simulation in Rock Slopes

Document Type : Original Research


1 Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


This paper is attempted to present the artificial intelligence based on algorithm which is used the image processing techniques for computer-based simulate of jointed rock slopes in three dimensional condition. For this purpose, the applying the digital image processing has been used for identifying of geometric structures in rock slope and preparing rock mass information. This information is used as a database for generating three dimensional models which is implemented in MATLAB software. The algorithm is utilized for processing input image; generate a main dataset and providing the 3D model of slope, based on geometrical properties and joint set’s network in rock slope. In this regard, several steps processing are conducted on input image that is concluded as pre-processing, main processing, feature extraction, database generation and model preparation. As results, the algorithm is able to generate simplified dataset for preparing the 3D view of the rock slope geometrical conditions.