Order tracking for discrete-random separation in variable speed conditions

Borghesani, P., Pennacchi, P., Randall, R.B., & Ricci, R. (2012) Order tracking for discrete-random separation in variable speed conditions. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 30, pp. 1-22.

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The transmission path from the excitation to the measured vibration on the surface of a mechanical system introduces a distortion both in amplitude and in phase. Moreover, in variable speed conditions, the amplification/attenuation and the phase shift, due to the transfer function of the mechanical system, varies in time. This phenomenon reduces the effectiveness of the traditionally tachometer based order tracking, compromising the results of a discrete-random separation performed by a synchronous averaging. In this paper, for the first time, the extent of the distortion is identified both in the time domain and in the order spectrum of the signal, highlighting the consequences for the diagnostics of rotating machinery. A particular focus is given to gears, providing some indications on how to take advantage of the quantification of the disturbance to better tune the techniques developed for the compensation of the distortion. The full theoretical analysis is presented and the results are applied to an experimental case.

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ID Code: 66498
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Order tracking, Synchronous averaging, Transmission paths, Order tracking
DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2012.01.015
ISSN: 0888-3270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Dynamics Vibration and Vibration Control (091304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2014 01:01
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 23:03

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