Cheng, Zhe, Hu, Niaoqing, Gu, Fengshou and Qin, Guojun (2011) Pitting damage levels estimation for planetary gear sets based on model simulation and grey relational analysis. Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 35 (3). pp. 403-417. ISSN 0315-8977
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The planetary gearbox is a critical mechanism in helicopter transmission systems. Tooth failures in planetary gear sets will cause great risk to helicopter operations. A gear pitting damage level estimation methodology has been devised in this paper by integrating a physical model for simulation signal generation, a three-step statistic algorithm for feature selection and damage level estimation for grey relational analysis. The proposed method was calibrated firstly with fault seeded test data and then validated with the data of other tests from a planetary gear set. The estimation results of test data coincide with the actual test records, showing the effectiveness and accuracy of the method in providing a novel way to model based methods and feature selection and weighting methods for more accurate health monitoring and condition prediction.
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