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Soft computing approach to fault diagnosis of centrifugal pump

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Applied Soft Computing

Source : Applied Soft Computing, Volume 12, Number 5, p.1574 - 1581 (2012)

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Keywords : Proximal Support Vector Machine

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Verified : Yes

Year : 2012

Abstract : Fault detection and isolation in rotating machinery is very important from an industrial viewpoint as it can help in maintenance activities and significantly reduce the down-time of the machine, resulting in major cost savings. Traditional methods have been found to be not very accurate. Soft computing based methods are now being increasingly employed for the purpose. The proposed method is based on a genetic programming technique which is known as gene expression programming (GEP). {GEP} is somewhat a new member of the genetic programming family. The main objective of this paper is to compare the classification accuracy of the proposed evolutionary computing based method with other pattern classification approaches such as support vector machine (SVM), Wavelet-GEP, and proximal support vector machine (PSVM). For this purpose, six states viz., normal, bearing fault, impeller fault, seal fault, impeller and bearing fault together, cavitation are simulated on centrifugal pump. Decision tree algorithm is used to select the features. The results obtained using {GEP} is compared with the performance of Wavelet-GEP, support vector machine (SVM) and proximal support vector machine (PSVM) based classifiers. It is observed that both {GEP} and {SVM} equally outperform the other two classifiers (PSVM and Wavelet-GEP) considered in the present study.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sakthivel N.R., Dr. Binoy B. Nair, and Sugumaran, V., “Soft computing approach to fault diagnosis of centrifugal pump”, Applied Soft Computing, vol. 12, pp. 1574 - 1581, 2012.

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