Sensitivity analysis of higher order coherent spectra in machine faults diagnosis

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In an earlier study, the poly-coherent composite higher order spectra (i.e. poly-coherent composite bispectrum and trispectrum) frequency domain data fusion technique was proposed to detect different rotor-related faults. All earlier vibration-based faults detection involving the application of poly-coherent composite bispectrum and trispectrum have been solely based on the notion that the measured vibration data from all measurement locations on a rotating machine are always available and intact. In reality, industrial scenarios sometimes deviate from this notion, due to faults and/or damages associated with vibration sensors or their accessories (e.g. connecting cables). Sensitivity analysis of the method to various scenarios of measured vibration data availability (i.e. complete data from all measurement locations and missing/erroneous data from certain measurement locations) is also examined through experimental and industrial cases, so as to bring out the robustness of the method.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-567
Number of pages13
JournalStructural Health Monitoring
Issue number5
Early online date22 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2016

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