Bearing fault diagnosis in rotating machinery based on cepstrum pre-whitening of vibration and acoustic emission

  • David Ibarra-ZarateEmail author
  • Oscar Tamayo-Pazos
  • Antonio Vallejo-Guevara


In this study, an experimental system was built to acquire vibration and acoustic emission (AE) signals from faulted bearings methodology based on cepstrum pre-whitening (CPW), tested for vibration signals, and was applied for both types of signals to compare and enhance results on machining condition monitoring. The methodology was applied to 9 vibration and 9 AE signals from the experimental system database. For the 18 analyzed signals, in 5 the identification of fault components was easily made, in 12 the fault identification was possible, and in 1 the identification was not completed. The comparison between vibration and AE from 9 tests of experimental system results in 6, vibration has a better result than AE, specifically in the inner race and rolling element faults, for the remaining 3 tests that correspond to outer race fault, AE has a better result.


Bearing fault Acoustic emission Vibrations Cepstrum 



The authors are deeply thankful with the support offered by Tecnologico de Monterrey and CONACYT


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Ibarra-Zarate
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oscar Tamayo-Pazos
    • 1
  • Antonio Vallejo-Guevara
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering and SciencesTecnologico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico

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