A workflow for synthetic data generation and predictive maintenance for vibration data
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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OriginalversjonInformation. 2021, 12 (10), . 10.3390/info12100386
Digital twins, virtual representations of real-life physical objects or processes, are becoming widely used in many different industrial sectors. One of the main uses of digital twins is predictive maintenance, and these technologies are being adapted to various new applications and datatypes in many industrial processes. The aim of this study was to propose a methodology to generate synthetic vibration data using a digital twin model and a predictive maintenance workflow, consisting of preprocessing, feature engineering, and classification model training, to classify faulty and healthy vibration data for state estimation. To assess the success of the proposed workflow, the mentioned steps were applied to a publicly available vibration dataset and the synthetic data from the digital twin, using five different state-of-the-art classification algorithms. For several of the classification algorithms, the accuracy result for the classification of healthy and faulty data achieved on the public dataset reached approximately 86%, and on the synthetic data, approximately 98%. These results showed the great potential for the proposed methodology, and future work in the area.