Diesel engine vibration monitoring based on a statistical model

Suzana Lampreia, José Requeijo, Victor Lobo

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There are various causes for vibrations on diesel engines. The engine vibrations depend not only on the present state of the engine, but also on the fuel quality, the environmental conditions (sea state in the case of shipborne engines), type of casing, other equipment in the vicinity, etc. The engines used for this study are installed aboard a ship, and the main aim is to use modified control charts to assess the condition of the engine and recommend corrective measures when necessary. An important issue to do this correctly is choosing the right places to measure vibration. The collected data is vibration at various engine power levels, measured at various points. The engine's fault history is taken into consideration, but proved to be almost irrelevant. By using modified control charts, the engine vibrations can be estimated, and faults can be detected and classified so as to take corrective actions. In this study we followed a methodology that is slightly different from our previous work, and achieved good results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03007
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
Event14th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery, VETOMAC 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 Sept 201813 Sept 2018


  • Control charts
  • Flowcharting
  • Ocean currents
  • Quality control
  • Ships
  • Vibration measurement


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