CALCE Students Win IEEE PHM 2012 Challenge

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CALCE students from left to right: Arvind Vasan, Edwin Sutrisno, Wei He, Moon-Hwan Chang, Jing Tian, Yan Ning, Hyunseok Oh, Surya Kunche

A team of eight students from the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering CALCE) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering won first place in the Academic Category of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) 2012 Prognostic Challenge. The competition was open to teams from the top universities in the field of prognostics and was organized by the IEEE Reliability Society and the Franche-Comté Electronique Mécanique Thermique et Optique – Sciences et Technologies (FEMTO-ST) Institute.

Each team was tasked with estimating the remaining useful life of bearings in rotating machines. The prediction of remaining useful life enables forecasted maintenance of systems, increases availability, and reduces the risk of unexpected failures, thus increasing safety. Participating teams were provided with datasets from an experiment that monitored the degradation of bearings under various operating conditions. The CALCE team successfully extracted degradation features from the bearing vibration data and developed fault propagation models to accurately predict the remaining useful life of the bearings.

The CALCE team included Arvind Vasan, Edwin Sutrisno, Wei He, Moon-Hwan Chang, Jing Tian, Yan Ning, Hyunseok Oh, and Surya Kunche. They are all students working with Prof. Michael Pecht, the founder and director of CALCE. The team will present their winning approach at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management in Denver, Colorado, from June 18-21.

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Published May 18, 2012