M. Salman Leong

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Bharu, Johor, Malaysia

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Publications (9)11.39 Total impact

  • M.S. Somia Alfatih, M. Salman Leong, Meng Hee Lim
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    ABSTRACT: Bispectral analysis is one of the relatively more recent tools in signal processing used for detection and identification of higher harmonics in a signal. It is also acknowledged to be one of Higher Order Spectral Analysis (HOSA) effective tools for detecting nonlinear behavior in mechanical systems. In this study, vibration sources in a hydraulic machine which may have features of nonlinear behavior were investigated. An experimental study was undertaken to formulate a more sensitive and effective method using Bispectral analysis to diagnose cavitation in a centrifugal pump facility. Cavitation was induced on the suction side of the pump. The cavitation signal was analyzed with and without induced cavitation conditions at different locations on the pump, and analyzed using FFT and bispectrum methods. It was observed that bispectral analysis could be used as an early indicator of cavitation with changes for severity of cavitation.
    Applied Mechanics and Materials. 08/2014; 606:147-151.
  • Meng Hee Lim, M. S. Leong
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    ABSTRACT: This paper explores the application of wavelet analysis for the detection of early changes in rotor dynamics caused by common machinery faults, namely, rotor unbalance and minor blade rubbing conditions. In this paper, the time synchronised wavelet analysis method was formulated and its effectiveness to detect machinery faults at the early stage was evaluated based on signal simulation and experimental study. The proposed method provides a more standardised approach to visualise the current state of rotor dynamics of a rotating machinery by taking into account the effects of time shift, wavelet edge distortion, and system noise suppression. The experimental results showed that this method is able to reveal subtle changes of the vibration signal characteristics in both the frequency content distribution and the amplitude distortion caused by minor rotor unbalance and blade rubbing conditions. Besides, this method also appeared to be an effective tool to diagnose and to discriminate the different types of machinery faults based on the unique pattern of the wavelet contours. This study shows that the proposed wavelet analysis method is promising to reveal machinery faults at early stage as compared to vibration spectrum analysis.
    Advances in Mechanical Engineering 04/2013; 2013. · 1.06 Impact Factor
  • Meng Hee Lim, M. Salman Leong
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    ABSTRACT: Blade fault represents one of the most frequent causes of gas turbine failures. Although various measurement methods (i.e. pressure, strain gauges, and blade tip measurements) have been found to be effective in diagnosing blade faults, it is often difficult to deploy these methods under field conditions due to the requirement of mounting sensors in the interior of a running gas turbine. Vibration spectra analysis is inevitably still represents the most widely used method for blade fault diagnosis under field conditions. However, this method is known to be only effective in detecting severe blade fault conditions (i.e. terminal rubbing); whilst, minor and transient blade faults (i.e. geometry alterations, reduction in blade tip clearance, and Foreign Object Damage (FOD) event) are often left undetected. This makes vibration spectra analysis an unreliable tool for total blade fault diagnosis in the field. This study was thus conducted to investigate methods that can improve the sensitivity and reliability of vibration analysis for blade faults diagnosis. Two novel vibration analysis methods were formulated, namely the Rotor Dynamic Wavelet Map (RDWM) and Blade Passing Energy Packet (BPEP). Experimental results showed that the time-frequency display of RDWM could provide a clearer picture of the rotor dynamic characteristics of a rotor system compared to vibration spectra. RDWM also provides a better visualization of the blade condition in the rotor and enables discrimination of various blade fault conditions (i.e. creep rub and eccentricity rub). Meanwhile, the BPEP method which breaks the overall Blade Passing Frequency (BPF) component into instantaneous and discrete energy packets of running blades in the rotor system, enables a more sensitive detection of rotor eccentricity conditions and provides early warning for impending blade rubbing which is often undetectable in the vibration spectra.
    ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea, and Air; 10/2010
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    ABSTRACT: Vibration intensity technique is used to measure vibration power transmission in thin single layer technical orthotropic plates for flexural waves. Measurement of flexural wave power is carried out in far-field conditions. All measurements are undertaken in the frequency domain using the cross-spectra of acceleration signals, facilitating the use of FFT analyzer. The two-transducer technique applicable to these plates is used for these measurements. Technical orthotropic (rectangular corrugation) plates of steel are used for the measurements. One isotropic plate of steel is also considered for comparison. Method of elastic equivalence technique is used. Both input power and vibration power transmission through the plates are estimated. Far-field power is normalized with the input power for flexural wave. Influence of flexural rigidity on vibration energy transfer is also investigated.
    Journal of Sound and Vibration 01/2005; · 1.61 Impact Factor
  • Meng Hee Lim, M. Salman Leong
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    ABSTRACT: The application of wavelet analysis to diagnose loose blades condition in gas turbines is examined in this paper. Experimental studies were undertaken to simulate loose blades condition occurring in gas turbines in an attempt to understand vibration response associated with loose blades under different operating conditions. Results showed that loose blades were undetectable under steady state operating condition. During turbine coast down, loose blade could be detected based on impactic signals induced by the loose blades on the rotor and thus excited the natural frequencies of the rotor assembly. Results from the coast down condition showed that wavelet analysis was more sensitive and effective than Fourier analysis for loose blade diagnosis. The severity, the number, and the configuration of the loose blades could be potentially estimated based on the pattern of the coast down wavelet map.
    Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power-transactions of The Asme - J ENG GAS TURB POWER-T ASME. 01/2005; 127(2).
  • Ocean Engineering - OCEAN ENG. 01/2004; 31(17):2353-2353.
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    ABSTRACT: The material loss factor for technically orthotropic plates was measured by half-power bandwidth method. Rectangular and trapezoidal corrugated plates of steel were considered. A simple isotropic steel plate was also considered for comparison of the results. The concept of single degree of freedom system was adopted. The tests were undertaken at very low frequency range (0-100) Hz. The plate models were suspended freely with two wires to minimize or prevent excessive extraneous energy dissipation. Out of plane point force, random in nature was applied to the top middle of the plates and the responses were measured from the middle point of the plates by FFT analyzer using miniature small mass accelerometer as sensor. The aim of these tests is to investigate the effects of bending rigidity and mode orders over material loss factor. The values of estimated modal damping loss factors are compared and tabulated for the plates models considered. Natural frequencies of some of the initial modes of the plates are also presented. It is observed that the higher the value of bending rigidity of the plates, the larger the values of loss factor of it. There was a significant increase in value of loss factor in corrugated plates to that of the isotropic plate.
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    ABSTRACT: The structural intensity technique is usually used to estimate vibration power flow in structures. This method is used to determine vibration power flow in thin naturally orthotropic plates. The bending wave is considered to find general vibration power transmission in the frequency domain that is not approximated by far field conditions. This intensity formulation defines power flow per unit width of the plates (W m−1) similar to that of the conventional idea. Power flow estimation is formulated using cross-spectra of field signals, facilitating the use of a fast Fourier transform analyzer.
    Journal of Vibration and Control 01/2003; 9(10):1189-1199. · 4.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Structural intensity method is used to formulate vibration power flow model in naturally orthotropic plates in the frequency domain for far-field conditions considering bending waves. Dimensionless parameters are used in classical orthotropic plate equations to get this power. Techniques of Fourier transform and finite difference approximation are used in the formulation. Shear force components of vibration power transmission in x-direction and y-direction are obtained separately. Total power is obtained from the idea of far-field conditions. Cross-spectral density functions of field signal are used to facilitate the estimation of power transmission. Structural intensity is formulated, which is similar to that of the conventional two-transducer method. A transducer array of two points is required to get an intensity vector in one direction of a point in the plates. A new bending wave number and a modified Laplace operator are also proposed.
    Journal of Vibration and Control 01/2002; 8(1):3-12. · 4.36 Impact Factor