A novel RSG-based intelligent bearing fault diagnosis method for motors in high-noise industrial environment

Pin Lyu, Kewei Zhang, Wenbing Yu, Baicun Wang, Chao Liu*

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Bearing fault diagnosis is a critical and challenging task for prognostics and health management of motors. The ability to efficiently and accurately classify the fault categories based on sensor signals is the key to successful bearing fault diagnosis. Although various data-driven methods have been developed for fault diagnosis in recent years, automatic and effective extraction of discriminative fault features from high-noise vibration signals generated in the real-world industrial environment remains a challenging task. To tackle this challenge, this paper proposes a novel deep learning method based on the combination of residual building Unit, soft thresholding and global context, called RSG, to solve the complex mapping relationship between vibration signals and different types of bearing faults. The proposed RSG integrates the working mechanisms of soft threshold and global context to achieve effective noise reduction and feature extraction. A comparative analysis is performed to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed method. Furthermore, the proposed method is tested on a faulty motor dataset collected by our developed intelligent motor test platform based on Industrial Internet of Things. Experimental results show that our method can achieve an average fault diagnosis accuracy of 98%. Thus, the proposed method proves to be an efficient solution for intelligent bearing fault diagnosis for motors in a high-noise industrial environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101564
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Early online date26 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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Funding Information:
This research work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 52105534) and Shanghai Science and technology program (Project No. 22010500900).


  • Deep learning
  • Deep residual unit
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Global context
  • Soft thresholds


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