Prognostics and Health Management of Engineering Systems

An Introduction

  • Nam-Ho Kim
  • Dawn An
  • Joo-Ho Choi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 1-24
  3. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 25-71
  4. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 73-125
  5. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 127-178
  6. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 179-241
  7. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 243-279
  8. Nam-Ho Kim, Dawn An, Joo-Ho Choi
    Pages 281-344
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-347

About this book


This book introduces the methods for predicting the future behavior of a system’s health and the remaining useful life to determine an appropriate maintenance schedule. The authors introduce the history, industrial applications, algorithms, and benefits and challenges of PHM (Prognostics and Health Management) to help readers understand this highly interdisciplinary engineering approach that incorporates sensing technologies, physics of failure, machine learning, modern statistics, and reliability engineering. It is ideal for beginners because it introduces various prognostics algorithms and explains their attributes, pros and cons in terms of model definition, model parameter estimation, and ability to handle noise and bias in data, allowing readers to select the appropriate methods for their fields of application.
Among the many topics discussed in-depth are:
• Prognostics tutorials using least-squares
• Bayesian inference and parameter estimation
• Physics-based prognostics algorithms including nonlinear least squares, Bayesian method, and particle filter
• Data-driven prognostics algorithms including Gaussian process regression and neural network
• Comparison of different prognostics algorithms 
The authors also present several applications of prognostics in practical engineering systems, including wear in a revolute joint, fatigue crack growth in a panel, prognostics using accelerated life test data, fatigue damage in bearings, and more. Prognostics tutorials with a Matlab code using simple examples are provided, along with a companion website that presents Matlab programs for different algorithms as well as measurement data. Each chapter contains a comprehensive set of exercise problems, some of which require Matlab programs, making this an ideal book for graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, electrical, and industrial engineering and engineering mechanics, as well as researchers and maintenance engineers in the above fields.


Bayesian Estimation Condition-based Maintenance Data-driven Prognostics Algorithms Fatigue Damage in Bearings Fatigue Damage in Gearboxes Gaussian Process Regression Neural-network Model PHM Prognostics Technologies Prognostics and Health Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Nam-Ho Kim
    • 1
  • Dawn An
    • 2
  • Joo-Ho Choi
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Daegyeong Division/Aircraft System Technology GroupKorea Institute of Industrial TechnologyYeongcheon-siKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Aerospace & Mechanical EngineeringKorea Aerospace UniversityGoyang-CityKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44740-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44742-1
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