Stochastic Resonance (SR) is a phenomenon studied and exploited for telecommunication, which permits the detection and amplification of weak signals by the assistance of noise. The first papers on this topic date back to the early 80s and were developed to explain some periodic natural phenomena. Other applications are in neuroscience, biology, medicine and, obviously, mechanics. Recently, a few researchers have tried to apply this technique for detecting faults in mechanical systems and also bearings. In this paper we discuss the best way to select the parameters to augment the performance of the algorithm. This is probably the main drawback of SR, since in system identification the procedure should be as blind as possible to be efficient and widely applicable. The classical bi-stable potential form is adopted in our study, with three parameters to be selected. Based on numerical tests, a characteristic trend of the amplification factor has been found with respect to the parameters variation, so that a general rule is consequently determined which gives the best performances in terms of detection and amplification. The SR algorithm is tested on both simulated and experimental data showing a good capacity of increasing the signal to noise ratio.

Best parameter choice of Stochastic Resonance to enhance fault signature in bearings / Marchesiello, Stefano; Fasana, Alessandro; Garibaldi, Luigi. - CD-ROM. - 1:(2015), pp. 1-7. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics tenutosi a Lagos (Portugal) nel 22-24 June 2015.

Best parameter choice of Stochastic Resonance to enhance fault signature in bearings

MARCHESIELLO, STEFANO;FASANA, ALESSANDRO;GARIBALDI, Luigi
2015

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Stochastic Resonance (SR) is a phenomenon studied and exploited for telecommunication, which permits the detection and amplification of weak signals by the assistance of noise. The first papers on this topic date back to the early 80s and were developed to explain some periodic natural phenomena. Other applications are in neuroscience, biology, medicine and, obviously, mechanics. Recently, a few researchers have tried to apply this technique for detecting faults in mechanical systems and also bearings. In this paper we discuss the best way to select the parameters to augment the performance of the algorithm. This is probably the main drawback of SR, since in system identification the procedure should be as blind as possible to be efficient and widely applicable. The classical bi-stable potential form is adopted in our study, with three parameters to be selected. Based on numerical tests, a characteristic trend of the amplification factor has been found with respect to the parameters variation, so that a general rule is consequently determined which gives the best performances in terms of detection and amplification. The SR algorithm is tested on both simulated and experimental data showing a good capacity of increasing the signal to noise ratio.
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