Simultaneous-Fault Diagnosis of Gearboxes Using Probabilistic Committee Machine
AbstractThis study combines signal de-noising, feature extraction, two pairwise-coupled relevance vector machines (PCRVMs) and particle swarm optimization (PSO) for parameter optimization to form an intelligent diagnostic framework for gearbox fault detection. Firstly, the noises of sensor signals are de-noised by using the wavelet threshold method to lower the noise level. Then, the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) and energy pattern calculation are applied to extract the fault features from de-noised signals. After that, an eleven-dimension vector, which consists of the energies of nine intrinsic mode functions (IMFs), maximum value of HHT marginal spectrum and its corresponding frequency component, is obtained to represent the features of each gearbox fault. The two PCRVMs serve as two different fault detection committee members, and they are trained by using vibration and sound signals, respectively. The individual diagnostic result from each committee member is then combined by applying a new probabilistic ensemble method, which can improve the overall diagnostic accuracy and increase the number of detectable faults as compared to individual classifiers acting alone. The effectiveness of the proposed framework is experimentally verified by using test cases. The experimental results show the proposed framework is superior to existing single classifiers in terms of diagnostic accuracies for both single- and simultaneous-faults in the gearbox. View Full-Text
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Zhong, J.-H.; Wong, P.K.; Yang, Z.-X. Simultaneous-Fault Diagnosis of Gearboxes Using Probabilistic Committee Machine. Sensors 2016, 16, 185.
Zhong J-H, Wong PK, Yang Z-X. Simultaneous-Fault Diagnosis of Gearboxes Using Probabilistic Committee Machine. Sensors. 2016; 16(2):185.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhong, Jian-Hua; Wong, Pak K.; Yang, Zhi-Xin. 2016. "Simultaneous-Fault Diagnosis of Gearboxes Using Probabilistic Committee Machine." Sensors 16, no. 2: 185.
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