MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
J. Paul Sims
Hugh W. Broome, William K. Hemphill
This thesis presents a new method for Condition Based Ultrasonic Monitoring to be applied in conjunction with a lubrication distribution controller. As part of this thesis, algorithms were developed using ultrasonic sensors to control the application of lubrication to machinery. The controller sensors detect an ultrasonic signal from rolling or sliding machine elements. This signal then alerts the controller to dispense the proper amount of lubrication when needed, as opposed to a time schedule based on average performance or history. The work from this thesis will be used to help reduce equipment downtime and maintenance cost when utilized in an industrial environment.
Thesis - Open Access
Johnson, Jason Eric, "Identifying Common Ultrasonic Predictive Failure Signatures in Bearing Elements for the Development of an Automated Condition Based Ultrasonic Monitoring Controller." (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1097. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1097
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