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Title: Sensory-Based Failure Threshold Estimation for Remaining Useful Life Prediction
Authors: Abdallah Chehade;Scott Bonk;Kaibo Liu
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: The rapid development of sensor and computing technology has created an unprecedented opportunity for condition monitoring and prognostic analysis in various manufacturing and healthcare industries. With the massive amount of sensor information available, important research efforts have been made in modeling the degradation signals of a unit and estimating its remaining useful life distribution. In particular, a unit is often considered to have failed when its degradation signal crosses a predefined failure threshold, which is assumed to be known a priori. Unfortunately, such a simplified assumption may not be valid in many applications given the stochastic nature of the underlying degradation mechanism. While there are some extended studies considering the variability in the estimated failure threshold via data-driven approaches, they focus on the failure threshold distribution of the population instead of that of an individual unit. Currently, the existing literature still lacks an effective approach to accurately estimate the failure threshold distribution of an operating unit based on its in-situ sensory data during condition monitoring. To fill this literature gap, this paper develops a convex quadratic formulation that combines the information from the degradation profiles of historical units and the in-situ sensory data from an operating unit to online estimate the failure threshold of this particular unit in the field. With a more accurate estimation of the failure threshold of the operating unit in real time, a better remaining useful life prediction is expected. Simulations as well as a case study involving a degradation dataset of aircraft turbine engines were used to numerically evaluate and compare the performance of the proposed methodology with the existing literature in the context of failure threshold estimation and remaining useful life prediction.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/204300
volume: 66
issue: 3
More Information: 939,
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Title: Sensory-Based Failure Threshold Estimation for Remaining Useful Life Prediction
Authors: Abdallah Chehade;Scott Bonk;Kaibo Liu
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: The rapid development of sensor and computing technology has created an unprecedented opportunity for condition monitoring and prognostic analysis in various manufacturing and healthcare industries. With the massive amount of sensor information available, important research efforts have been made in modeling the degradation signals of a unit and estimating its remaining useful life distribution. In particular, a unit is often considered to have failed when its degradation signal crosses a predefined failure threshold, which is assumed to be known a priori. Unfortunately, such a simplified assumption may not be valid in many applications given the stochastic nature of the underlying degradation mechanism. While there are some extended studies considering the variability in the estimated failure threshold via data-driven approaches, they focus on the failure threshold distribution of the population instead of that of an individual unit. Currently, the existing literature still lacks an effective approach to accurately estimate the failure threshold distribution of an operating unit based on its in-situ sensory data during condition monitoring. To fill this literature gap, this paper develops a convex quadratic formulation that combines the information from the degradation profiles of historical units and the in-situ sensory data from an operating unit to online estimate the failure threshold of this particular unit in the field. With a more accurate estimation of the failure threshold of the operating unit in real time, a better remaining useful life prediction is expected. Simulations as well as a case study involving a degradation dataset of aircraft turbine engines were used to numerically evaluate and compare the performance of the proposed methodology with the existing literature in the context of failure threshold estimation and remaining useful life prediction.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/204300
volume: 66
issue: 3
More Information: 939,
949
Appears in Collections:2017

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7924404.pdf1.76 MBAdobe PDF
Title: Sensory-Based Failure Threshold Estimation for Remaining Useful Life Prediction
Authors: Abdallah Chehade;Scott Bonk;Kaibo Liu
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: The rapid development of sensor and computing technology has created an unprecedented opportunity for condition monitoring and prognostic analysis in various manufacturing and healthcare industries. With the massive amount of sensor information available, important research efforts have been made in modeling the degradation signals of a unit and estimating its remaining useful life distribution. In particular, a unit is often considered to have failed when its degradation signal crosses a predefined failure threshold, which is assumed to be known a priori. Unfortunately, such a simplified assumption may not be valid in many applications given the stochastic nature of the underlying degradation mechanism. While there are some extended studies considering the variability in the estimated failure threshold via data-driven approaches, they focus on the failure threshold distribution of the population instead of that of an individual unit. Currently, the existing literature still lacks an effective approach to accurately estimate the failure threshold distribution of an operating unit based on its in-situ sensory data during condition monitoring. To fill this literature gap, this paper develops a convex quadratic formulation that combines the information from the degradation profiles of historical units and the in-situ sensory data from an operating unit to online estimate the failure threshold of this particular unit in the field. With a more accurate estimation of the failure threshold of the operating unit in real time, a better remaining useful life prediction is expected. Simulations as well as a case study involving a degradation dataset of aircraft turbine engines were used to numerically evaluate and compare the performance of the proposed methodology with the existing literature in the context of failure threshold estimation and remaining useful life prediction.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/204300
volume: 66
issue: 3
More Information: 939,
949
Appears in Collections:2017

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
7924404.pdf1.76 MBAdobe PDF