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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9320502, 6 pages
Research Article

3D Modeling of Transformer Substation Based on Mapping and 2D Images

College of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding 071001, China

Received 27 January 2016; Revised 8 June 2016; Accepted 30 August 2016

Academic Editor: Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki

Copyright © 2016 Lei Sun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new method for building 3D models of transformer substation based on mapping and 2D images is proposed in this paper. This method segments objects of equipment in 2D images by using -means algorithm in determining the cluster centers dynamically to segment different shapes and then extracts feature parameters from the divided objects by using FFT and retrieves the similar objects from 3D databases and then builds 3D models by computing the mapping data. The method proposed in this paper can avoid the complex data collection and big workload by using 3D laser scanner. The example analysis shows the method can build coarse 3D models efficiently which can meet the requirements for hazardous area classification and constructions representations of transformer substation.