Accession Number:

ADP013502

Title:

Extraction of Bearing Fault Transients from a Strong Continuous Signal Via DWPA Multiple Hand-Pass Filtering

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

STI TECHNOLOGIES INC ROCHESTER NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a new method to enhance the detection and diagnosis of rolling element-bearing faults based on discrete wavelet packet analysis DWPA. The extraction of attenuated resonant vibrations due to impacts from localized faults in rolling element bearings is normally achieved by high-pass or band-pass filtering of the vibration signal. The main problem with this approach is the difficulty in choosing an appropriate filter range of interest. This is a serious obstacle when the bearing fault transients are buried in high levels of noise or contaminating signals. An alternative that enables the automation of the selection process and the inclusion of multiple frequency bands of interest is presented. A superior signal to noise ratio is achieved in comparison to either high-pass or band-pass filtering of the signal, as the DWPA feature extraction facilitates the equivalent of automatically selecting an optimal multiple band-pass filter.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE