Complex Morlet wavelet design with global parameter optimization for diagnosis of industrial manufacturing faults of tapered roller bearing in noisycondition
 
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University of Debrecen, Faculty of Engineering
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Deák Krisztián Deák   

University of Debrecen, Faculty of Engineering
Online publish date: 2019-05-11
Publish date: 2019-05-11
Submission date: 2019-01-17
Final revision date: 2019-05-07
Acceptance date: 2019-05-08
 
Diagnostyka 2019;20(2):77–86
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Detecting manufacturing defects of bearings are difficult because of their unique topography. To find adequate methods for diagnosis is important because they could be responsible for serious problems. Wavelet transform is an efficient tool for analyzing the transients in the vibration signal. In this article we are focusing on industrial grinding faults on the outer ring of tapered roller bearings. Nine different real-valued wavelets, Symlet-2, Symlet-5, Symlet-8, Daubechies (2, 6, 10, 14), Morlet and Meyer wavelets are compared to a designed complex Morlet wavelet according to the Energy-to-Shannon-Entropy ratio criteria to determine which is the most efficient for detecting the manufacturing fault. Parameters of the complex Morlet wavelet are adjustable, thus, it has more flexibility for feature extraction. Genetic algorithm is applied to optimize the center frequency and the bandwidth of the designed wavelet. A sophisticated filtering procedure through multi-resolution analysis is applied with autocorrelation enhancement and envelope detection. To determine the efficiency of the designed wavelet and compare to the other wavelets, a test-rig was constructed equipped with high-precision sensors and devices. The designed wavelet is found to be the most effective to detect the manufacturing fault. Therefore, it has the capacity for an industrial testing procedure.
 
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