Mechanical vibration fault detection for turbine generator using frequency spectral data and machine learning model: Feasibility study of big data analysis

Long Yi Chang, Yi Nung Chung, Chia Hung Lin, Jian Liung Chen, Chao Lin Kuo, Shi Jaw Chen

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The frequency spectra of vibration signals can be used to monitor the mechanical conditions of a turbine generator. Frequency-based features are extracted by fast Fourier transformation (FFT). The changes in frequency spectral data and amplitude are used to separate the normal condition from the fault conditions. These features indicate that the characteristic frequencies are 1 × f, 2 × f, 3 × f, and two other frequency bands, < 0.4 × f and > 3 × f, where the frequency f is the rotor frequency. The power spectral data shows the mechanical vibration fault at particular characteristic frequencies. Then, radial-based color relation analysis (CRA) is applied to identify mechanical faults, including normal condition, oil-membrane oscillation, imbalance, and no orderliness. Using practical records, the experimental results will show that the proposed method has a higher accuracy in mechanical vibration fault detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-832
Number of pages12
JournalSensors and Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)

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