Four approaches based on bispectral and wavelet analysis of vibration signals are investigated as signal processing techniques for application in the diagnosis of a number of induction motor rolling element bearing faults. The bearing conditions considered are a normal bearing and bearings with cage and inner and outer race faults. The vibration analysis methods investigated are based on the bispectrum, the bispectrum diagonal slice, the summed bispectrum and wavelets. Singular value decomposition (SVD) is used to extract the most significant features from the vibration signatures and the features are used as inputs to an artificial neural network trained to identify the bearing faults. The results obtained show that the diagnostic system using a supervised multi-layer perceptron type neural network is capable of classifying bearing condition with high success rate, particularly when applied to summed bispectrum signatures.
- artificial neural networks
- bearing condition monitoring
- bispectral analysis
- singular value decomposition and wavelet analysis
- WAVELET TRANSFORMS