20. The enhancement of bearing fault detection using narrowband interference cancellation

Xinghui Zhang1, Jianshe Kang2, Eric Bechhoefer3, Hongzhi Teng4

1, 2Mechanical Engineering College, Shijiazhuang, 050003, China

3GPMS LLC, Cornwall, VT, USA

4Maintenance Center, Lanzhou, 730060, China

1Corresponding author

E-mail: 1dynamicbnt@gmail.com, 2jskang201206@126.com, 3ebechhoefer@gmail.com, 4tenghzh@163.com

(Received 30 April 2013; accepted 7 September 2013)

Abstract. Bearings play an important role in mechanical transmission. Many disasters are due to bearing faults. This has driven the need in research for early bearing fault detection. The goal is to extract the periodic impulse signals from the very noise signal which are indicative of a bearing fault. This is done by enhancing impulsive signals while suppressing other signals. This paper used a new method, Narrowband Interference Cancellation, to detect incipient bearing fault. This method filters the narrowband signal not associated with the impulsive signal produced by bearing fault. This improves the signal to noise ratio of impulse train associated with the bearing fault frequency. Finally this methodology is demonstrated on a bearing outer race fault.

Keywords: incipient fault detection, bearing, narrowband interference cancellation.


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Cite this article

Zhang Xinghui, Kang Jianshe, Bechhoefer Eric, Teng Hongzhi The enhancement of bearing fault detection using narrowband interference cancellation. Journal of Measurements in Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 2013, p. 130‑136.


Journal of Measurements in Engineering. September 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3
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