Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 271–284 | Cite as

A Comparative Study of Various Methods of Bearing Faults Diagnosis Using the Case Western Reserve University Data

  • Adel Boudiaf
  • Abdelkrim Moussaoui
  • Amine Dahane
  • Issam Atoui
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


Bearing is probably one of the most critical components of rotating machinery. They are employed to guide and support the shafts in rotating machinery. Therefore, any fault in the bearings can lead to losses on the level of production and equipments as well as potentially unsafe. For these reasons, the bearing fault diagnosis has received considerable attention from the research and engineering communities in recent years. The purpose of this study is to review the vibration analysis techniques and to explore their capabilities, advantages, and disadvantage in monitoring rolling element bearings.


Vibration analysis Bearing fault diagnosis Temporal analysis Cepstrum analysis Envelope analysis Wavelet transform 



The authors wish to thank Case Western Reserve University for providing free access to the bearing vibration experimental data from their Web site.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adel Boudiaf
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abdelkrim Moussaoui
    • 1
  • Amine Dahane
    • 3
  • Issam Atoui
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Electrical Engineering of Guelma (LGEG)University 8 May 1945 GuelmaGuelmaAlgeria
  2. 2.The Research Center in Industrial TechnologiesCRTIAlgiersAlgeria
  3. 3.Intelligent Systems Research LaboratoryUniversity of Sciences and TechnologyOranAlgeria

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