Webinar | 26th May

Integrated Intelligent Bearing Systems (I2BS) for UHPE, With Professor Ling Wang

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26 May 2022
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Rolling element bearings provide vital load carrying roles in many rotational applications. In aero-engines these include supports for the main shafts and the main gearbox. While advances in material manufacturing techniques producing very high quality steels significantly reduce the occurrence of unexpected bearing failures, there is a growing demand for intelligent health monitoring of critical components in order to maximise machine efficiency and eliminate catastrophic failures. Within the Clean Sky project I2BS, the Southampton group and Schaeffler Aerospace Germany and Safran Aircraft Engines France have developed smart engine bearings, integrating multiple sensing techniques, energy harvesters, and wireless communications, for the ultra-high propulsive efficiency (UHPE) ground demonstrator.

In this free seminar, Prof. Wang will present

  •  The concept of the smart bearing systems
  • The strategy and results from the subscale bearing tests
  • The intelligence for bearing fault detection developed in this project using both advanced signal processing and machine learning methods
Professor Ling Wang, nCATS, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton

Ling is Professor of Tribo-Sensing and Head of national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS). She has over 20 years of research experience in tribology and condition monitoring and has lead a large number of research projects funded by EU, UKRI and industry. She has published over 100 research papers. Ling is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of BINDT. She is the recipient of 2017 COMADIT Prize from BINDT and the 2020 Donald Julius Groen Prize from IMechE.

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