Condition Based Monitoring for a Hydraulic Actuator

Stephen Adams, Peter A. Beling, Kevin Farinholt, Nathan Brown, Sherwood Polter, and Qing Dong
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Naval Sea Systems Command
phmc_16_050.pdf3.62 MBSeptember 7, 2016 - 11:07am

In some environments where prognostics and health management would be beneficial, for example on board U.S. naval vessels, installation location and accessibility to power system must be considered. In this study, we investigate condition based maintenance and fault diagnosis for hydraulic actuators in power constrained environments. The experimental setup for collecting data is outlined, and a data set replicating multiple types of faults is collected. Several types of machine learning classifiers, including random forest and classification trees, are tested on the data set. Prediction accuracy as well as training and testing times are compared, which are used as a surrogate for power consumption in this study. We find that the random forest algorithm provides the lowest error rate of the tested classifiers but has some of the highest training and testing times. Classification trees, on the other hand, provide a better tradeoff between accuracy and computation time.

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Submission Keywords: 
Condition Based Maintenance
fault diagnostics
hydraulic actuator
power constraints
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Data-driven methods for fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis
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