Multiscale cyclic frequency demodulation-based feature fusion framework for multi-sensor driven gearbox intelligent fault detection

Junchao Guo, Qingbo He, Dong Zhen, Fengshou Gu, Andrew Ball

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Accurate fault detection is extremely important to ensure stable gearbox operation. Data-driven schemes using cyclic spectral have received significant attention due to their robust demodulation performance. However, these schemes are mainly applied to process single sensor signals, and they are unable to accurately obtain precise fault features. This paper proposed a novel multiscale cyclic frequency demodulation (MCFD)-based feature fusion framework for multi-sensor driven gearbox intelligent fault diagnosis. Firstly, the MCFD is proposed to analyze the vibration signals from multi-sensor driven gearbox, which acquires the multi-sensor mode information without setting parameters in advance. Thereafter, the grey relational degree between the multi-sensor mode information and original signal is calculated, and its results are normalized to obtain the relationship coefficients. Finally, the acquired coefficients are performed for multi-sensor information fusion to form the covariance matrix for gearbox fault diagnosis. The effectiveness of the proposed feature fusion framework is validated using the gearbox case. The comparative experiments indicate that this framework outperforms comparative algorithms for multi-sensor driven gearbox fault diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number111203
Number of pages14
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
Early online date20 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2024

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