Comparative Study of Gearbox Fault Diagnosis by Vibration Measurements

Dennis Hartono, Dunant Halim, Achmad Widodo, Gethin Wyn Roberts

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Vibration analysis has been demonstrated to be one of the best tools to detect faults in a gearbox by providing abundant information about the operating condition of a gearbox. However, a gearbox generates complex vibration signals, which makes it difficult to diagnose when a fault occurs. There are several fault diagnosis methods that can be utilized to analyze the underlying signals. The time-frequency method has been used and showed some promising results. On the other hand, it also has its drawback when it is applied to a complex mechanical system such as gearboxes. This paper thus attempts to examine the effectiveness of several diagnosis methods to detect faults in a gearbox from vibration measurements. The results show that the cepstrum method can provide a more accurate indication of a faulty gearbox compared to other diagnosis methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1003
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2016
Event1st International Conference on Nanomaterial, Semiconductor and Composite Materials, ICNSCM 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 18 Jun 201619 Jun 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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