Vibration-based condition monitoring (VCM) is a well-accepted approach in industries for early detection of any defect, thereby triggering the maintenance process and ultimately reducing overheads and plant downtime. A number of vibration instruments, data analyzer and related hardware and software codes are developed to meet the industry requirements. This book aims to address issues faced by VCM professionals, such as frequency range estimation for vibration measurements, sensors, data collection and data analyzer including related parameters which are explained through step-by-step approaches. Each chapter is written in the tutorial style with experimental and/or industrial examples for clear understanding.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Simple Vibration Theoretical Concept. Vibration-based Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis: Step-by-step Approach. Vibration Instruments and Measurement Steps. Basics of Signal Processing. Vibration Data Presentation Formats. Vibration Monitoring, Trending Analysis and Fault Detection. Experimental Modal Analysis. Operational Deflection Shape (ODS). Shaft Torsional Vibration Measurement. Selection of Transducers and Data Analyser for a Machine. Future Trend in VCM.
Jyoti K. Sinha (BSc (Mech), MTech (Aero), PhD, CEng, FIMechE) is Programme Director of Reliability Engineering and Asset Management (REAM) MSc course, Head, Dynamics Laboratory, and Head of Structures, Health and Maintenance (SHM) Group, School of Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.
From the beginning (1989) of the professional career, Prof. Sinha was doing research in Vibration and Structural Dynamics, including Health Monitoring techniques. Prof. Sinha was also extensively involved in the development of a number of industrial innovative vibration-based techniques related to rotating machines, equipment and structural components. Prof. Sinha also received the prestigious award "BOYSCAST (Better Opportunity for Young Scientist in a Chosen Area of Science and Technology) Fellowship" in 1999 from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for my outstanding work in solving a number of complex vibration related problems to enhance plant reliability and reduce maintenance overhead of the Nuclear Power Plants. Prof. Sinha moved to academia in 2005 after 16 years of industrial experience and then joined the University of Manchester, UK in January 2007. Since then Prof. Sinha has widen his research activities
Prof. Sinha is internationally well-known experts in Vibration-based Condition Monitoring and Maintenance of Machines and Structures. He is involved in and solved a number of industrial vibration problems of machines and structures by in-situ vibration measurements and analysis in many plants in last 31 years. Prof. Sinha is the author of more than 250 publications (books, Journals, conferences, books, edited book/conference proceedings and technical reports) and gave a number of keynote/invited lectures around the world.