Thermal Image Based Fault Diagnosis of Gears using Support Vector Machines
Anil Kumar1, Deepam Goyal2, B.S. Pabla3
1Anil Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh, India.
2Deepam Goyal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh, India.
3B.S. Pabla, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh, India.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 155-160 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A3957119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A3957.119119
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Abstract: Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of working machines have gained significant attention due to their prospective benefits, such as enhanced productivity, decreased repair and maintenance costs and enhanced machine operation. In this paper, a thermal image based non-contact methodology has been proposed to diagnose the gear faults using support vector machines (SVM). The thermal images acquired from gearbox simulator were preprocessed using 2D-discrete wavelet transform to decompose the thermal images. The relevant features were extracted from converted thermal gray-scaled images followed by selecting the strongest feature using Mahalanobis distance criteria. Finally, the selected features were given to a SVM classifier for classifying the different gear faults. The experimental findings indicate that fault diagnosis using thermography for rotary machinery can be put into practice to industrial fields as a new smart fault diagnostic method with excellent prediction performance.
Keywords: Rotating Machines, Thermal Imaging, Support Vector Machines, Fault Diagnosis.
Scope of the Article: Thermal Engineering