Investigation of a rotating shaft with a novel integrated wireless accelerometer

L. Arebi, J. Gu, A. Ball, F. Gu

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Abstract

Rotating shafts are the most critical components of rotating machines such as motors, pumps, engines and turbines. Due to their heavy workloads, defects are more likely to develop during operation. There are many techniques used to monitor shaft defects by analysing the vibration of the shaft as well as the instantaneous angular speed (IAS) of the shaft. The signals are measured either using non-contact techniques such as laserbased measurement or indirect measurement such as the vibration on bearing housings. The advancement in low cost and low power Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) make it possible to develop an integrated wireless sensor mounted on rotating shafts directly. This can make the fault diagnosis of rotating shafts more effective as it is likely to capture more details of shaft dynamics. This paper presents a novel integrated wireless accelerometer mounted directly on a rotating shaft and demonstrates that it can effectively monitor different degree of misalignments occurring commonly in a shaft system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies 2010, CM 2010/MFPT 2010
PublisherBritish Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Pages186-196
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781618390134
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2010
Event7th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jun 201024 Jun 2010
Conference number: 7

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies
Abbreviated titleCM/MFPT 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityStratford-upon-Avon
Period22/06/1024/06/10

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Arebi, L., Gu, J., Ball, A., & Gu, F. (2010). Investigation of a rotating shaft with a novel integrated wireless accelerometer. In 7th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies 2010, CM 2010/MFPT 2010 (Vol. 1, pp. 186-196). British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.