Manifold Learning for Visualization of Vibrational States of a Rotating Machine

  • Ignacio Díaz
  • Abel A. Cuadrado
  • Alberto B. Diez
  • Manuel Domínguez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6792)


This paper describes a procedure based on the use of manifold learning algorithms to visualize periodic –or nearly periodic– time series produced by processes with different underlying dynamics. The proposed approach is done in two steps: a feature extraction stage, where a set of descriptors in the frequency domain is extracted, and a manifold learning stage that finds low dimensional structures in the feature space and obtains projections on a low dimensional space for visualization. This approach is applied on vibration data of an electromechanical rotating machine to visualize different vibration conditions under two kinds of asymmetries, using four state-of-the-art manifold learning algorithms for comparison purposes. In all cases, the methods yield consistent results and produce insightful visualizations, suggesting future developments and application in engineering problems.


manifold learning dimensionality reduction vibration analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ignacio Díaz
    • 1
  • Abel A. Cuadrado
    • 1
  • Alberto B. Diez
    • 1
  • Manuel Domínguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Edificio departamentalArea de Ingeniería de Sistemas y AutomáticaGijónSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Automática y FabricaciónUniversidad de LeónSpain

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