Model development for machine condition assessment
The scope of this project is to construct a physics-based analytical model through the bond graph modeling for a reciprocating compressor. The purpose of this model is to quantify input-output relations among mechanical components involved in a compressor, particularly under normal operating conditions. Such a model, once validated and calibrated can serve as a baseline model or a template for the detection of machine health problems. Because of the details of a machine internal variables this model can provide, it can allow the root cause determination of machine faults. The bond graph model will be cross examined with a finite element model and validated by experimental tests. The successful completion of this project will provide a key cornerstone in the development of a competent and adaptable machinery health assessment system AP Dynamics Inc. is currently undertaking.