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Wavelet de-noising applied to vibrational envelope analysis methods

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2014
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In the field of machine prognostics, vibration analysis is a proven method for detecting and diagnosing bearing faults in rotating machines. One popular method for interpreting vibration signals is envelope demodulation, which allows a technician to clearly identify an impulsive fault source and its severity. However incipient faults -faults in early stages - are masked by in-band noise, which can make the associated impulses difficult to detect and interpret. In this thesis, Wavelet De-Noising (WDN) is implemented after envelope-demodulation to improve accuracy of bearing fault diagnostics. This contrasts the typical approach of de-noising as a preprocessing step. When manually measuring time-domain impulse amplitudes, the algorithm shows varying improvements in Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) relative to background vibrational noise. A frequency-domain measure of SNR agrees with this result.
Title: Wavelet de-noising applied to vibrational envelope analysis methods.
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Name(s): Bertot, Edward Max, author
Khoshgoftaar, Taghi M., Thesis advisor
Beaujean, Pierre-Philippe, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 71 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In the field of machine prognostics, vibration analysis is a proven method for detecting and diagnosing bearing faults in rotating machines. One popular method for interpreting vibration signals is envelope demodulation, which allows a technician to clearly identify an impulsive fault source and its severity. However incipient faults -faults in early stages - are masked by in-band noise, which can make the associated impulses difficult to detect and interpret. In this thesis, Wavelet De-Noising (WDN) is implemented after envelope-demodulation to improve accuracy of bearing fault diagnostics. This contrasts the typical approach of de-noising as a preprocessing step. When manually measuring time-domain impulse amplitudes, the algorithm shows varying improvements in Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) relative to background vibrational noise. A frequency-domain measure of SNR agrees with this result.
Identifier: FA00004080 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Fluid dynamics
Signal processing
Structural dynamics
Wavelet (Mathematics)
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