TY - JOUR

T1 - Acoustic emission classification using signal subspace projections

AU - Emamian, Vahid

AU - Shi, Zhiqiang

AU - Kaveh, Mostafa

AU - Tewfik, Ahmed H.

PY - 2001/1/1

Y1 - 2001/1/1

N2 - In using acoustic emissions (AE) for mechanical diagnostics, one major problem is the differentiation of events due to crack growth in a component from noise of various origins. This work presents two algorithms for automatic clustering and separation of AE events based on multiple features extracted from experimental data. The first algorithm consists of two steps. In the first step, the noise is separated from the events of interest and subsequently removed using a combination of covariance analysis, principal component analysis (PCA), and differential time delay estimates. The second step processes the remaining data using a self-organizing map (SOM), which outputs the noise and AE signals into separate neurons. The algorithm is verified with two sets of data, and a correct classification ratio of over 95% is achieved. The second algorithm characterizes the AE signal subspace based on the principal eigenvectors of the covariance matrix of an ensemble of the AE signals. The latter algorithm has a correct classification ratio over 90%.

AB - In using acoustic emissions (AE) for mechanical diagnostics, one major problem is the differentiation of events due to crack growth in a component from noise of various origins. This work presents two algorithms for automatic clustering and separation of AE events based on multiple features extracted from experimental data. The first algorithm consists of two steps. In the first step, the noise is separated from the events of interest and subsequently removed using a combination of covariance analysis, principal component analysis (PCA), and differential time delay estimates. The second step processes the remaining data using a self-organizing map (SOM), which outputs the noise and AE signals into separate neurons. The algorithm is verified with two sets of data, and a correct classification ratio of over 95% is achieved. The second algorithm characterizes the AE signal subspace based on the principal eigenvectors of the covariance matrix of an ensemble of the AE signals. The latter algorithm has a correct classification ratio over 90%.

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U2 - 10.1109/ICASSP.2001.940369

DO - 10.1109/ICASSP.2001.940369

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0034841312

VL - 5

SP - 3321

EP - 3324

JO - Proceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

JF - Proceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

SN - 0736-7791

ER -