Fault diagnostic system for rotating machine based on Wavelet packet transform and Elman neural network

  • Youk, Yui-su (College of Engineering, School of Electronics & Information Engineering, Kunsan National University) ;
  • Zhang, Cong-Yi (College of Engineering, School of Electronics & Information Engineering, Kunsan National University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Ho (College of Engineering, School of Electronics & Information Engineering, Kunsan National University)
  • Received : 2009.06.10
  • Accepted : 2009.09.10
  • Published : 2009.09.30


An efficient fault diagnosis system is needed for industry because it can optimize the resources management and improve the performance of the system. In this study, a fault diagnostic system is proposed for rotating machine using wavelet packet transform (WPT) and elman neural network (ENN) techniques. In most fault diagnosis for mechanical systems, WPT is a well-known signal processing technique for fault detection and identification. In previous work, WPT can improve the continuous wavelet transform (CWT) used over a longer computing time and huge operand. It can also solve the frequency-band disagreement by discrete wavelet transform (DWT) only breaking up the approximation version. In the experimental work, the extracted features from the WPT are used as inputs in an Elman neural network. The results show that the scheme can reliably diagnose four different conditions and can be considered as an improvement of previous works in this field.



Supported by : Korea Science and Engineering Foundation(KOSEF)


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