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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 7285216, 10 pages
Research Article

The Absolute Deviation Rank Diagnostic Approach to Gear Tooth Composite Fault

Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Health Maintenance for Mechanical Equipment, Hunan University of Science & Technology, Xiangtan 411210, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Guangbin Wang

Received 17 October 2016; Accepted 7 December 2016; Published 9 January 2017

Academic Editor: Luca Collini

Copyright © 2017 Guangbin Wang et al. 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.


Aiming at nonlinear and nonstationary characteristics of the different degree with single fault gear tooth broken, pitting, and composite fault gear tooth broken-pitting, a method for the diagnosis of absolute deviation of gear faults is presented. The method uses ADAMS, respectively, set-up dynamics model of single fault gear tooth broken, pitting, and composite fault gear tooth broken-pitting, to obtain the result of different degree of broken teeth, pitting the single fault and compound faults in the meshing frequency, and the amplitude frequency doubling through simulating analysis. Through the comparison with the normal state to obtain the sensitive characteristic of the fault, the absolute value deviation diagnostic approach is used to identify the fault and validate it through experiments. The results show that absolute deviation rank diagnostic approach can realize the recognition of gear single faults and compound faults with different degrees and provide quick reference to determine the degree of gear fault.