Volume 36, Issue 6 (November 2008)

    Testing and evaluation of water hydraulic components by acoustic emission and wavelet analysis

    (Received 3 May 2007; accepted 17 June 2008)

    Published Online: 2008

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    In condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of machinery, vibration analysis is the major method and wavelet analysis is widely implemented. The acoustic emission (AE) method is another important and effective signal in fault diagnosis of mechanical systems. In this paper, the AE signal is applied to diagnose the piston condition of the water hydraulic motor in a water hydraulic system. The AE signal is obtained under different flow rates and torques. The wavelet-based signal processing technique is used to analyze the fluid-borne vibration and structure-borne vibration (acoustic signal). The spectrum based on wavelet analysis is effective in analyzing the acoustic signals under specific frequency ranges, compared with the conventional power spectrum density (PSD). The results show root mean square (RMS) of the wavelet-based acoustic signal analysis is very effective for the fault diagnosis of piston cracks under the different flow rates and torques.


    Author Information:

    Chen, H. X.
    School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,

    Chua, Patrick S. K.
    Nanyang Technological University,

    Lim, G. H.
    Nanyang Technological University,


    Stock #: JTE101207

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE101207

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    Title Testing and evaluation of water hydraulic components by acoustic emission and wavelet analysis
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    Committee E07