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Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería

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QUIROGA MENDEZ, Jabid; ARDILA SANCHEZ, Omar  and  MARTINEZ GORDILLO, Gustavo Andrés. Ultrasonic-based monitoring of tapered roller bearings in frequency and time domains. Ingeniare. Rev. chil. ing. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.2, pp.235-241. ISSN 0718-3305.

In this paper the ultrasonic signal is used for early failure detection in tapered roller bearings. The faults studied were localized in outer race, inner race, cage and the rolling elements. The implemented failures emulate three distinct levels of severity. The ultrasonic signal analysis is performed using time domain parameters i.e. kurtosis and RMS, and in the frequency domain using the power spectral density obtained by the Welch periodogram. Although none of the studied parameter was able to extract the fault location, the RMS parameter presents the best performance as a feature to monitor allowing to identify faulty conditions and evaluate qualitatively the severity of the fault.

Keywords : Fault detection; ultrasonic signal; Kurtosis; RMS.

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