Special Issue "Machinery Diagnostics and Prognostics"
A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014)
Prof. Dr. Ratna Babu Chinnam
Prof. Dr. Andrew D. Ball
Considerable advances in sensing hardware, information technologies, reasoning systems, and software algorithms, are leading to significant new developments in the areas of equipment health monitoring, fault diagnosis, and prognosis. These advances are enabling industries to undergo a fundamental shift towards condition based maintenance to improve equipment availability and readiness at reduced operating cost throughout the system life-cycle. Emergence of sensor networks is also bringing the possibility of collective learning algorithms and decision-theoretic approaches to facilitate effective and scalable diagnostics/prognostics technology for widespread deployment of condition-based maintenance. This special issue aims to bring together papers that report recent advances and challenges in designing and developing state-of-the-art fault diagnosis and prognosis systems and algorithms. Of particular interest are original contribution papers that demonstrate successful application of the algorithms and methods to complex equipment in a variety of industries. We hope that this special issue will be useful and informative to both researchers and practitioners. We also hope to deliver readers promising new ideas and directions for future research.
Suitable topics for this special issue include but are not limited to:
• Data-driven methods for anomaly detection, diagnosis, and prognosis
• Model-based methods for fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis
• Health management system design and engineering
• Physics of failure modeling and simulation
• Health monitoring sensors and sensing
• Industrial applications
Prof. Dr. Ratna Babu Chinnam
Prof. Dr. Andrew Ball
Manuscript Submission Information
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