Model-based health monitoring for a vehicle steering system with multiple faults of unknown types
Date of Issue2013
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
This paper presents a model-based fault diagnosis and prognosis scheme for a vehicle steering system. The steering system is modeled as a hybrid system with continuous dynamics and discrete modes using the hybrid bond graph tool. Multiple faults of different types, i.e., abrupt fault, incipient fault, and intermittent fault, are considered using the concept of Augmented Global Analytical Redundancy Relations (AGARRs). A fault discriminator is constructed to distinguish the type of faults once they are detected. After that, a fault identification scheme is proposed to estimate the magnitude of abrupt faults, the characteristic of intermittent faults, and the degradation behavior of incipient faults. The fault identification is realized by using a new adaptive hybrid differential evolution (AHDE) algorithm with less control parameters. Based on the identified degradation behavior of incipient faults, prognosis is carried out to predict the remaining useful life of faulty components. The proposed algorithm is verified experimentally on the steering system of a CyCab electric vehicle.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Electronic systems
IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
© 2013 IEEE. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2013.2281159].