Applications of Intelligent Control to Engineering Systems: by Kimon P. Valavanis

By Kimon P. Valavanis

This e-book represents the paintings of most sensible scientists within the box of clever regulate and its functions, prognostics, diagnostics, situation established upkeep and unmanned structures. The paintings offers an method of fixing engineering difficulties regarding production, automation, and particularly unmanned platforms and describes fresh advances within the disciplines pointed out above. the most aim of the e-book is to illustrate how options and concepts from various disciplines are merged inside of a typical framework utilized to the answer of complicated problems.

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Placing high bandwidth processing at the lowest level and only passing up critical features). 2. e. supplier/designer responsibility). 3. Provides the ability to isolate and assess the extent of multiple faults and battle damage, hence improving survivability of the vehicle. 4. Hierarchical reasoners have a “built-in” data management capability for containing erroneous information and utilizing multiple data and information sources. 5. Ability to capture and localize system degradations (as opposed to only hard failures), based on increased health awareness of the lowest-level LRUs, hence providing a more accurate vehicle availability assessment.

N. Khiripet, G. Vachtsevanos, A. Thakker and T. Galie, A new confidence prediction neural network for machine failure prognosis, in Proceedings of Intelligent Ships Symposium IV, Philadelphia, PA, April 2–3, 2001. 3. , A general regression neural network, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks 2(6), 568–576, November 1991. 4. A. A. Kramer, Radial basis function networks for classifying process faults, IEEE Control Systems 11, 31–38, 1991. 5. A. Cruse, Probabilistic Systems Modeling and Validation, HCF 2004, March 16–18, 2004.

7 Vibration spectrum of a single planet. yp (t) = ap (t)bp (t) = M 1 2 N αn βm sin(mNt + n)θp ). 6. The “sidebands” are defined as the frequency components that appear as a harmonically spaced series [7, 9]. The position of the sidebands can be located by mNt + n or (m, n) with m being the index of meshing vibration harmonics and n the index of the modulating signal harmonics. When there are more than one, say Np , Np planetary gears, the vibration signal observed by the accelerometer is the superposition of the Np vibration signals generated from Np different planetary gears.

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