Helicopter gearbox bearing fault detection using separation techniques and envelope analysis

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Zhou, L, Duan, F, Mba, D, Corsar, M, Greaves, M, Sampath, S and Elasha, F (2016). Helicopter gearbox bearing fault detection using separation techniques and envelope analysis. Prognostics and System Health Management Conference (PHM-Chengdu), 2016. Chengdu, China 19 - 21 Oct 2016 London South Bank University. doi:10.1109/PHM.2016.7819888
AuthorsZhou, L, Duan, F, Mba, D, Corsar, M, Greaves, M, Sampath, S and Elasha, F
Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. The main gearbox (MGB) is a crucial part of a helicopter. MGB bearings suffer intensively from stress and friction during flights hence concerns for their health condition and detecting potential defects become critical for the sake of operation safety and system reliability. In this study, bearing defects were seeded in the second epicyclic stage bearing of a commercial Class A helicopter MGB. Vibration and tachometer signals were recorded simultaneously for the purpose of fault diagnosis. The tests were carried out at different power and speed conditions for various seeded bearing defects. This paper presents a comparison of signal processing techniques employed to identify the presence of the defects masked by strong background noise generated from an operation helicopter MGB.

Year2016
JournalProceedings of 2016 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference, PHM-Chengdu 2016
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1109/PHM.2016.7819888
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Print19 Oct 2016
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Accepted19 Oct 2016
ISBN9781509027781
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