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A grade-life fuzzy inference fusion prognostic model for aircraft engine bearings
Author(s): Xuewen Miao; Yongguo Niu; Yun Yang; Shuyue Yin; Jie Hong
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Paper Abstract

Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) technologies for potential application on aircraft have been maturing rapidly recently since it can ensure safety, equipment reliability, and reduction of costs. The service life prediction of aircraft engine is vital part of PHM technology. Research on practical and verifiable prediction methods for service life of bearing plays a critical role in improving the reliability and safety of aircraft engines. In the paper, the concept of Grade-Life (GL) is introduced to describe the service life of the bearing. A grade-life prognostic model of aircraft engine bearing, which is based on the fuzzy logic inference, is proposed. Firstly, the mathematical model is discussed, which is used to predict the physics-based GL (PGL). Then, the diagnostic estimation model based on SVM is given in details, which is exploited to predict the empirical GL (EPL). Thirdly, a fuzzy logic inference method is adopted to fuse two GL predicted results. Finally, the grade-life prognostic model is verified by the run-to-failure data acquired from accelerated life test of an aircraft bearing. The results accredit that this model provides for a more practical and reliable prediction for service life of bearings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8409, Third International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 84093C (4 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915001
Show Author Affiliations
Xuewen Miao, Air Force Equipment Academy (China)
Yongguo Niu, Air Force Equipment Academy (China)
Yun Yang, Air Force Equipment Academy (China)
Shuyue Yin, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Jie Hong, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8409:
Third International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Yoseph Bar-Cohen; In Lee; Jian Lu, Editor(s)

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