Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10109-10135; doi:10.3390/s120810109
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A Monotonic Degradation Assessment Index of Rolling Bearings Using Fuzzy Support Vector Data Description and Running Time

State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing System Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
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Received: 6 June 2012; in revised form: 4 July 2012 / Accepted: 9 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: Performance degradation assessment based on condition monitoring plays an important role in ensuring reliable operation of equipment, reducing production downtime and saving maintenance costs, yet performance degradation has strong fuzziness, and the dynamic information is random and fuzzy, making it a challenge how to assess the fuzzy bearing performance degradation. This study proposes a monotonic degradation assessment index of rolling bearings using fuzzy support vector data description (FSVDD) and running time. FSVDD constructs the fuzzy-monitoring coefficient which is sensitive to the initial defect and stably increases as faults develop. Moreover, the parameter describes the accelerating relationships between the damage development and running time. However, the index with an oscillating trend disagrees with the irreversible damage development. The running time is introduced to form a monotonic index, namely damage severity index (DSI). DSI inherits all advantages of and overcomes its disadvantage. A run-to-failure test is carried out to validate the performance of the proposed method. The results show that DSI reflects the growth of the damages with running time perfectly.
Keywords: performance degradation assessment; fuzzy support vector data description; running time; run-to-failure test; operation reliability

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Shen, Z.; He, Z.; Chen, X.; Sun, C.; Liu, Z. A Monotonic Degradation Assessment Index of Rolling Bearings Using Fuzzy Support Vector Data Description and Running Time. Sensors 2012, 12, 10109-10135.

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Shen Z, He Z, Chen X, Sun C, Liu Z. A Monotonic Degradation Assessment Index of Rolling Bearings Using Fuzzy Support Vector Data Description and Running Time. Sensors. 2012; 12(8):10109-10135.

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Shen, Zhongjie; He, Zhengjia; Chen, Xuefeng; Sun, Chuang; Liu, Zhiwen. 2012. "A Monotonic Degradation Assessment Index of Rolling Bearings Using Fuzzy Support Vector Data Description and Running Time." Sensors 12, no. 8: 10109-10135.

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