Localization of the Best Measuring Point for Gearwheel Behaviour Testing Using Group of Adaptive Models Evolution
This paper deals with signal processing for vibration analysis of the gear transmission. The main goal was localization of the best measuring point on the gearbox housing, which could provide the highest sensitivity to gearwheels vibration. Vibration measured at some selected points on the gearbox housing was analysed using methods of spectral analysis. The important frequencies in the vibration spectra and a value of their importance were estimated using Group of Adaptive Models Evolution. This work was done within the framework of experimental research concerned with testing and lifetime estimation of new designs of gearwheels. The lifetime of an examined gearwheel, which is mainly related to rise of pitting faults, was assessed by monitoring of a gearwheel vibration level.