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Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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ISSN (Print): 2352-0965
ISSN (Online): 2352-0973

Research Article

Fault Feature Extraction of Single-Channel Signal from Gearbox Based on EEMD and CICA

Author(s): Junfa Leng*, Shuangxi Jing and Chenxu Luo

Volume 11 , Issue 1 , 2018

Page: [69 - 75] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/2352096510666171107154327

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Abstract

Background: Single-channel observed signal analysis based on independent component analysis (ICA) model belongs to the extremely underdetermined blind source separation (BBS) problem.

Method: In order to extract the fault feature hidden in the single-channel measured signal from multi-stage gearbox, a joint approach of fault feature extraction based on ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) and constrained independent component analysis (CICA) is proposed. The single-channel vibration fault signal is decomposed into several intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) by EEMD, which can overcome the shortcomings of classical empirical mode decomposition (EMD). By computing the kurtosis and correlation coefficients of each IMF, we can select some suitable IMFs to construct a newly observed vector combined with the original signal, which meets the requirement of CICA algorithm. Finally, the suitable reference signal including faulty gear meshing frequency is generated, and the desired gear low frequency slight feature is extracted by CICA combined with envelope analysis.

Conclusion: Through the experiment analysis of fault feature extraction with a missing tooth on the low speed gear pairs, the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed method are verified.

Keywords: Gearbox, single-channel measured signal, ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD), constrained independent component analysis (CICA), fault feature extraction, FFT spectrum.

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