An Analysis of Vehicle Engine Vibration Signals with Digital Order Tracking Approaches

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 201)


This chapter presents an application of Digital Order Tracking to vibration signal analysis of automobile engines. By using a tacho probe to detect the variation of engine speeds and an accelerometer to collect the vibration signals of the engine,the FFT-based analysis are performed in order spectra. Data processing is implemented by digital manipulation—adding zeros, interpolations, oversampling and resampling. Zoom factor D and decimation d are thoughtfully selected. A comparisons between tracking and non-tracking spectra is made and the order spectra are plotted in different forms. Referring to the analyzed results, a successful engine diagnoses have been presented.


Order tracking Zoom factor Decimation Interpolation Resampling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Shao
    • 1
  • Xiaofeng Wang
    • 2
  • Dapeng Liu
    • 2
  • Zong-an Shao
    • 3
  1. 1.Sany GroupChangshaChina
  2. 2.Shaanxi Automobile GroupChang’anChina
  3. 3.Xian Siyuan UniversityXi’anChina

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