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Fault Detection of Gearbox from Inverter Signals Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques

Pislaru, Crinela, Lane, Mark, Ball, Andrew and Gu, Fengshou (2012) Fault Detection of Gearbox from Inverter Signals Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 364. 012080. ISSN 1742-6596

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    Abstract

    The gear faults are time-localized transient events so time-frequency analysis techniques (such as the Short-Time Fourier Transform, Wavelet Transform, motor current signature analysis) are widely used to deal with non-stationary and nonlinear signals. Newly developed signal processing techniques (such as empirical mode decomposition and Teager Kaiser Energy Operator) enabled the recognition of the vibration modes that coexist in the system, and to have a better understanding of the nature of the fault information contained in the vibration signal. However these methods require a lot of computational power so this paper presents a novel approach of gearbox fault detection using the inverter signals to monitor the load, rather than the motor current. The proposed technique could be used for continuous monitoring as well as on-line damage detection systems for gearbox maintenance.

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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: condition monitoring; gearbox fault detection; signal processing; electrical drives; inverters
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Machinery Condition and Performance Monitoring Research Group
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    Depositing User: Crinela Pislaru
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 16:21
    Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 10:30
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13906

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