Evaluation of effectiveness of wavelet based denoising schemes using ANN and SVM for bearing condition classification

G. S. Vijay, H. S. Kumar, Pai P. Srinivasa, N. S. Sriram, Raj B.K.N. Rao

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The wavelet based denoising has proven its ability to denoise the bearing vibration signals by improving the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and reducing the root-mean-square error (RMSE). In this paper seven wavelet based denoising schemes have been evaluated based on the performance of the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and the Support Vector Machine (SVM), for the bearing condition classification. The work consists of two parts, the first part in which a synthetic signal simulating the defective bearing vibration signal with Gaussian noise was subjected to these denoising schemes. The best scheme based on the SNR and the RMSE was identified. In the second part, the vibration signals collected from a customized Rolling Element Bearing (REB) test rig for four bearing conditions were subjected to these denoising schemes. Several time and frequency domain features were extracted from the denoised signals, out of which a few sensitive features were selected using the Fisher's Criterion (FC). Extracted features were used to train and test the ANN and the SVM. The best denoising scheme identified, based on the classification performances of the ANN and the SVM, was found to be the same as the one obtained using the synthetic signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number582453
JournalComputational Intelligence and Neuroscience
Publication statusPublished - 26-12-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Neuroscience
  • General Mathematics


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