Validating accelerometers for rotating machinery in structural health monitoring applications

Theresa Loss, Oliver Gerler, Alexander Bergmann

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Abstract

Improving safe operation of rotating machinery by using structural health monitoring (SHM) relies on robustness and reliability of the sensors being used. Prior analysis of single components is crucial, particularly if the system is mounted in remote and inaccessible areas. In our approach, a three-step process was pursued to evaluate accelerometers in SHM applications: accelerometer selection, protective coating evaluation and characterization of sensors before mounting. Uncertainty analysis of accelerometers was used for selecting components comprehensively. The influence of protective coating was evaluated by analyzing eigenfrequencies of the coating volume. Sensors were finally validated with two setups inspired by the properties of rotating machinery. The approach highlights the importance of controlled component selection and reasonable characterization of sensors to increase the benefit of SHM in rotating machinery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2019
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
EditorsFu-Kuo Chang, Alfredo Guemes, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
PublisherDEStech Publications, Inc
Pages1039-1046
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781605956015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT), IWSHM 2019 - Stanford, United States
Duration: 10 Sep 201912 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Volume1

Conference

Conference12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT), IWSHM 2019
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period10/09/1912/09/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management

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Loss, T., Gerler, O., & Bergmann, A. (2019). Validating accelerometers for rotating machinery in structural health monitoring applications. In F-K. Chang, A. Guemes, & F. Kopsaftopoulos (Eds.), Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (pp. 1039-1046). (Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring; Vol. 1). DEStech Publications, Inc.