Damage Estimation of Explosions in Urban Environments by Simulation

Ludwig Mohr, R. Benauer, Peter A. Leitl, Friedrich Fraundorfer

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Precise models of the impact of explosions in urban environments provide novel and valuable information in disaster management for developing precautionary, preventive and mitigating measures. Yet to date, no methods enabling accurate predictions of the process and effect of detonations at particular locations exist. We propose a novel approach mitigating this gap by combining state-of-the-art methods from photogrammetric 3D reconstruction, semantic segmentation and computational based numerical simulations. In a first step, we create an accurate urban 3D reconstruction from georeferenced aerial images. The resulting city model is then enriched with semantic information obtained from the original source images as well as from registered terrestrial images using deep neural networks. This allows for an efficient automatic preparation of a 3D model suitable for the use as a geometry for the numerical …
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-260
JournalThe International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Issue number3/W8
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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