Wavelet packets transform processing and genetic neuro-fuzzy classification to detect faulty bearings Articles uri icon

publication date

  • August 2019

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  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1687-8140


  • A great investment is made in maintenance of machinery in any industry. A big percentage of this is spent both in workers and in materials in order to prevent potential issues with said devices. In order to avoid unnecessary expenses, this article presents an intelligent method to detect incipient faults. Particularly, this study focuses on bearings due to the fact that they are the mechanical elements that are most likely to break down. In this article, the proposed method is tested with data collected from a quasi-real industrial machine, which allows for the measurement of the behaviour of faulty bearings with incipient defects. In a second phase, the vibrations obtained from healthy and defective pieces are processed with a multiresolution analysis with the purpose of extracting the most interesting characteristics. Particularly, a Wavelet Packets Transform processing is carried out. Finally, these parameters are used as Genetic Neuro-Fuzzy inputs; this way, once it has been trained, it will indicate whether the analyzed mechanical element is faulty or not.


  • bearings; fault diagnosis; genetic neuro-fuzzy; multiresolution analysis; vibration; wavelet