Modeling of Fault Frequencies for Distributed Damages in Bearing Raceways

  • Muhammad IrfanEmail author


There are two types of damages in the inner ring and outer ring of the bearing. One is names as localized damage and second is known as distributed damage. These damages in inner ring or outer ring create bearing faults and causes breakdown on machine. To avoid the unplanned shutdown, various type of preventive maintenance techniques such as thermal analysis, acoustic emission and vibration analysis are used in the industry. However, these conventional methods use costly sensors and require experts for data interpretation and analysis. Recently, an alternative approach has been proposed by researchers which is known as Park analysis technique. The data collection and analysis through Park analysis technique is cheaper and easier as compared to thermal analysis, acoustic emission and vibration analysis techniques. However, Park analysis technique utilizes the frequency domain analysis and need a frequency information of the fault to locate fault amplitude on the spectrum. The frequency models are only available for the bearing localized damages and the frequency model for the bearing distributed damages are still unknown. Thus, derivation of frequency model for bearing distributed damage is required to enhance the fault diagnosing capability of the Park analysis technique. Hence, this research paper aims to derive a mathematical model of the fault frequencies related to bearing distributed damages. The developed model will be experimentally verified through experiments performed on the custom designed test-setup.


Bearing surface damage Condition monitoring Park vector modulus Machine fault diagnosis 



The author acknowledge the support from the Deanship of Scientific Research, Najran University Saudi Arabia for the award of research fund NU/ESCI/16/036.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Department, College of EngineeringNajran UniversityNajranSaudi Arabia

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