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Component fault diagnosis for nonlinear systems

Junjie Huang1, Zhen Jiang2, and Junwei Zhao1   

  1. 1. School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000, China;
    2. School of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
  • Online:2016-12-20 Published:2010-01-03


In the field of fault diagnosis, the state equation of nonlinear system, including the actuator and the component, has been established. When the faults in the system appear, it is difficult to observe the fault isolation between the actuator and the component. In order to diagnose the component fault in the nonlinear systems, a novel strategy is proposed. The nonlinear state equation with only the component system is built on mathematical equations. The nonlinearity of the component equation is expanded and estimated with Taylor series. If the actuator is perfect, the anomaly of the state equations reflects the component fault. The fault feature index is defined to detect the component fault and the initial fault. The numerical examples of the component faults are simulated for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) nonlinear systems. The results show that the component faults, as well as the incipient faults, can be detected. Furthermore, the effectiveness of the proposed strategy is verified. This method can also provide a foundation for the component fault reconfiguration control.