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Acoustic emission analysis for bearing condition monitoring

Mohd Helmi, Rasid (2013) Acoustic emission analysis for bearing condition monitoring. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering , Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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Acoustic emission (AE) was originally developed for non-destructive testing of static structures, however, over the years its application has been extended to health monitoring of rotating machines and bearings. It offers the advantage of earlier defect detection in comparison to vibration analysis. Current methodologies of applying AE for bearing diagnosis are reviewed. The investigation reported in this paper was centered on the application of standard acoustic emissions (AE) characteristic parameters on a rotational speed. An experimental test-rig was designed to allow seeded defects on the inner race, corrode and contaminated defect. It is concluded that irrespective of the rotational speed and high levels of background noise, simple AE parameters such as amplitude and AE counts provided an indications of bearing defect. In addition to validating already established AE techniques, this investigation focuses on establishing an appropriate threshold level for AE counts.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang - 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustic emission;Valves Safety measures
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 00:02
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 00:02
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