Fault localization for gear tooth failure in coupled mechanical systems

Jeffrey C. Banks, Mitchell Lebold, Karl Martin Reichard

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results from a fault localization survey that was conducted using the Dual Gearbox Mechanical Diagnostic Test Bed. The test involved using two DC motors to drive and load two single reduction gear boxes coupled in series. An array of sensors including vibration, torque and temperature were used to.monitor each gearbox during a baseline and a seededhransitional gear fault test. The data was analyzed in order to evaluate the sensor types and locations and their ability to provide an indication and localization of a fault. The ultimate goal of this work is to find the least number of sensors that provide the greatest fault indication coverage for coupled mechanical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2003Mar 15 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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