Application of wavelets to gearbox vibration signals for fault detection

Wang, W J and McFadden, P D (1996) Application of wavelets to gearbox vibration signals for fault detection. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 192 (5). pp. 927-939. ISSN 0022-460X

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Abstract

The wavelet transform is used to represent all possible types of transients in vibration signals generated by faults in a gearbox. It is shown that the transform provides a powerful tool for condition monitoring and fault diagnosis. The vibration signal from a helicopter gearbox is used to demonstrate the application of the suggested wavelet by a simple computer algorithm. The major advantage of the wavelet transform for analyzing the signal is that it possesses multi-resolutions for localizing shirt-time components so that all possible types of gear faults can be displayed by a single time-scale distribution resulting from the transform.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: William Wang
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:29
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 12:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16656
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