Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Profile Information

The Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE) aims to scope and sensitivity of machinery fault detection and diagnosis and of plant performance and emissions monitoring. Headed by Professor Andrew Ball, the CEPE at the University of Huddersfield is the largest independent group of its type in the world. Its mission is to tackle real-world problems using the most practical and accessible means possible. 

The Centre specialises in vibro-acoustics, vibro impacts, instantaneous angular speed and instantaneous electric current analysis, dagnostic model development, signal processing, feature extraction, pattern recognition, sensor development, non-intrusive parameter estimation and model based fault diagnosis. Internationally recognised as one of the world's leading research organisations in the field of plant condition and performance monitoring, our researchers have been developing capabilities for various machines since 1991.

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Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Condition monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Failure analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Partial discharges Engineering & Materials Science
Fault detection Engineering & Materials Science
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Signal analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Reciprocating compressors Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2008 2019

Adaptive Beamforming with Sidelobe Suppression by Placing Extra Radiation Pattern Nulls

Gravas, I. P., Zaharis, Z. D., Yioultsis, T. V., Lazaridis, P. & Xenos, T. D., 1 Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 67, 6, p. 3853-3862 10 p., 8668532.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Signal interference
Direction of arrival
Iterative methods
Antenna arrays

An Approach to Reducing Input Parameter Volume for Fault Classifiers

Smith, A., Gu, F. & Ball, A., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Automation and Computing. 16, 2, p. 199-212 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Naive Bayes Classifier

An Introduction of a Robust OMA Method: CoS-SSI and Its Performance Evaluation through the Simulation and a Case Study

Liu, F., Wu, J., Gu, F. & Ball, A. D., 31 Jan 2019, In : Shock and Vibration. 2019, p. 1-14 14 p., 6581516.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Correlation methods
Modal analysis
set theory
Structural health monitoring

Projects 2015 2021

Activities 2011 2018

  • 25 Oral presentation

Investigations on Augmented Reality based Maintenance Practices within SMEs

Maike Mueller (Speaker), Dirk Stegelmeyer (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Effect of Manufacturing Method of a Centrifugal Fan Hub on its Heat Dissipation Characteristics

James Swinton (Speaker), Taher Eshaafi (Speaker), Taimoor Asim (Speaker), John Irons (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker)
10 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Inverse Design of Blade Shapes for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Laszlo E. Kollar (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Rakesh Mishra (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Anuj Jain (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
15 Dec 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation