Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 43–54 | Cite as

Diagnosis of compound faults of rolling bearings through adaptive maximum correlated kurtosis deconvolution

  • Guiji Tang
  • Xiaolong Wang
  • Yuling HeEmail author


This paper proposes a new diagnosis method based on Adaptive maximum correlated kurtosis deconvolution (AMCKD) for accurate identification of compound faults of rolling bearings. The AMCKD method combines the powerful capability of cuckoo search algorithm for global optimization with the advantage of Maximum correlated kurtosis deconvolution (MCKD) for impact signal extraction. In contrast to traditional methods, such as direct envelop spectrum, Discrete wavelet transform (DWT), and empirical mode decomposition, the proposed method extracts each fault signal related to the single failed part from the compound fault signals and effectively separates the coupled fault features. First, the original signal is processed using AMCKD method. Demodulation operation is then performed on the obtained single fault signal, and the envelope spectrum is calculated to identify the characteristic frequency information. Verification is performed on simulated and experimental signals. Results show that the proposed method is more suitable for detecting compound faults in rolling bearings compared with traditional methods. This research provides a basis for improving the monitoring and diagnosis precision of rolling bearings.


Maximum correlated kurtosis deconvolution Cuckoo search algorithm Rolling bearing Compound fault 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Energy, Power and Mechanical EngineeringNorth China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina

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