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Francisco Paulo Lepore, Marcelo Braga Santos, Rafael Gonçalves Barreto, "Identification of Rotary Machines Excitation Forces Using Wavelet Transform and Neural Networks", Shock and Vibration, vol. 9, Article ID 967638, 10 pages, 2002.

Identification of Rotary Machines Excitation Forces Using Wavelet Transform and Neural Networks

Received15 Nov 2002
Revised15 Nov 2002


Unbalance and asynchronous forces acting on a flexible rotor are characterized by their positions, amplitudes, frequencies and phases, using its measured vibration responses. The rotary machine dynamic model is a neural network trained with measured vibration signals previously decomposed by wavelets. A typical compaction ratio of 2048:4 is achieved in this application, considering the stationary nature of the measured vibrations signals and the shape of the chosen wavelet function. The Matching Pursuit procedure, coupled to a modified Simulated Annealing optimization algorithm is used to decompose the vibration signals. The performance of several neural network with different input database sets is analyzed to define the best network architecture in the sense to achieve successful training, minimum identification error, with maximum probability to give the correct answers. The experiments are conducted on a vertical rotor with three rigid discs mounted on a flexible shaft supported by two flexible bearings. The vibration responses are measured at the bearings and at the discs. A methodology to balance flexible rotors based on the proposed identification methodology is also presented.

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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