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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Machinery Fault Diagnosis and Signal Processing

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Machinery Condition Monitoring is gaining importance worldwide due to its cost benefit to the industries in large in the long run. This course will introduce students/faculty/industry professionals to the basics of machinery condition monitoring, including an introduction to signal processing and fault diagnostics techniques. The techniques of vibration monitoring, wear and debris analysis, motor current signature analysis, thermography and few non-destructive test techniques as used in condition based monitoring will be discussed. Few case studies will also be discussed.


Week 1:Basics of Maintenance

Week 2: Basics of Machinery Vibration

Week 3: Signal Analysis

Week 4:Data Acquisition and Signal Recording

Week 5: Examples on Signal Processing MATLAB

Week 6: Basics of Instrumentation and Transducers

Week 7: Vibration and Noise Measurements

Week 8: Faults in Rotating Machines

Week 9: Bearings and Gears, Diagnostic Chart

Week 10: Motor Current Signature Analysis, Wear and Debris Analysis

Week 11: Non-Destructive Test Techniques

Week 12: Case Studies and Failure Analysis

Taught by

A. R. Mohanty

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