Acoustic emission for diesel engine monitoring: A review and preliminary

Kim, Eric, Tan, Andy, & Yang, Bo-Suk (2011) Acoustic emission for diesel engine monitoring: A review and preliminary. In The 5th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2010), 25-27 October 2010, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld.

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Vibration analysis has been a prime tool in condition monitoring of rotating machines, however, its application to internal combustion engines remains a challenge because engine vibration signatures are highly non-stationary that are not suitable for popular spectrum-based analysis. Signal-to-noise ratio is a main concern in engine signature analysis due to severe background noise being generated by consecutive mechanical events, such as combustion, valve opening and closing, especially in multi-cylinder engines. Acoustic Emission (AE) has been found to give excellent signal-to-noise ratio allowing discrimination of fine detail of normal or abnormal events during a given cycle. AE has been used to detect faults, such as exhaust valve leakage, fuel injection behaviour, and aspects of the combustion process. This paper presents a review of AE application to diesel engine monitoring and preliminary investigation of AE signature measured on an 18-cylinder diesel engine. AE is compared with vibration acceleration for varying operating conditions: load and speed. Frequency characteristics of AE from those events are analysed in time-frequency domain via short time Fourier trasform. The result shows a great potential of AE analysis for detection of various defects in diesel engines.

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ID Code: 49266
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Condition Monitoring, Diesel Engines, Acoustic Emission, Fault Detection
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-493-7_37
ISBN: 978-0-85729-301-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Springer-Verlag
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2012 23:49
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 23:49

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