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Determination of Surface Area and Volume of Egg


Mr. V. Shanmugasundaram , mahendra arts and science college


Egg Volume, Surface Area, Mass, Image Processing, Segmentation Method


In this paper, an accurate image processing algorithm for determination of volume and surface area of egg is developed. The proposed machine vision system consists of two CCTV cameras, an appropriate heavy light system and a computer. The cameras are placed at right angle to each other in order to give two perpendicular views of the image of the egg. Initially, the algorithm segments the background and divides the image into a number of frustums of right elliptical cone. The volume and surface area of each frustum are then computed by the segmentation method. The total volume and surface area of the egg is approximated as the sum of all elementary frustums. The difference between the computed volumes and surface areas obtained by the image processing method and measured by water displacement and tape method, orderly, are not statistically significant at the 5% level. The Bland-Altman results show that the egg size has no effect on the accuracy of estimated volume and surface area found by the image processing technique. The regression formula, M=0.62VIP+39, between the computed volume and the measured mass of eggs is found to be highly correlated with R2=0.95.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I90041
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2016
Page(s): 154-156

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