The objective of this paper is to provide a brief review of recent developments in the area of applications of ANN, Fuzzy Logic, and Wavelet Transform in fault diagnosis. The purpose of this work is to provide an approach for maintenance engineers for online fault diagnosis through the development of a machine condition‐monitoring system.
A detailed review of previous work carried out by several researchers and maintenance engineers in the area of machine‐fault signature‐analysis is performed. A hybrid expert system is developed using ANN, Fuzzy Logic and Wavelet Transform. A Knowledge Base (KB) is created with the help of fuzzy membership function. The triangular membership function is used for the generation of the knowledge base. The fuzzy‐BP approach is used successfully by using LR‐type fuzzy numbers of wavelet‐packet decomposition features.
The development of a hybrid system, with the use of LR‐type fuzzy numbers, ANN, Wavelets decomposition, and fuzzy logic is found. Results show that this approach can successfully diagnose the bearing condition and that accuracy is good compared with conventionally EBPNN‐based fault diagnosis.
The work presents a laboratory investigation carried out through an experimental set‐up for the study of mechanical faults, mainly related to the rolling element bearings.
The main contribution of the work has been the development of an expert system, which identifies the fault accurately online. The approaches can now be extended to the development of a fault diagnostics system for other mechanical faults such as gear fault, coupling fault, misalignment, looseness, and unbalance, etc.
Jayaswal, P., Verma, S. and Wadhwani, A. (2010), "Application of ANN, Fuzzy Logic and Wavelet Transform in machine fault diagnosis using vibration signal analysis", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 190-213. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552511011048922Download as .RIS
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