Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 645–656 | Cite as

A Comparative Study of Various Methods of Gear Faults Diagnosis

Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Investigating gear damages using vibration signal is a subject of a high interest, because gears vibration signals are complex and difficult to understand. A failure diagnosis of gearbox based on Fourier analysis of the vibration produced by speed reducers has shown its limits in terms of spectral resolution. In the present paper, a comparative study of the performances of various different methods of fault diagnosis of helicopter gearbox gear is carried out. The results are highlighted on the basis of real data recorded during a helicopter flight and have showed that cepstral analysis is most effective technique in detecting gearbox gear faults.

Keywords

Time domain analysis Fast Fourier transforms (FFT) Amplitude modulation analysis Cepstral analysis Synchronous averaging technique Helicopter gears 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors gratefully acknowledge LAGIS: Laboratory of Computer Engineering and Signal, Lille University France for their technical support and for providing the facilities to conduct this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LAGIS: Laboratoire de Génie Informatique et SignalUniversité Lille 1LilleFrance
  2. 2.LSELM: Laboratoire des Systèmes ElectromécaniquesBadji-Mokhtar Annaba UniversityAnnabaAlgeria

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