Isolation and Localization of Unknown Faults Using Neural Network-Based Residuals



Published Sep 22, 2019
Daniel Jung


Localization of unknown faults in industrial systems is a dif- ficult task for data-driven diagnosis methods. The classification performance of many machine learning methods relies on the quality of training data. Unknown faults, for example faults not represented in training data, can be detected using, for example, anomaly classifiers. However, mapping these unknown faults to an actual location in the real system is a non-trivial problem. In model-based diagnosis, physical-based models are used to create residuals that isolate faults by mapping model equations to faulty system components. De- veloping sufficiently accurate physical-based models can be a time-consuming process. Hybrid modeling methods combining physical-based methods and machine learning is one solu- tion to design data-driven residuals for fault isolation. In this work, a set of neural network-based residuals are designed by incorporating physical insights about the system behavior in the residual model structure. The residuals are trained using only fault-free data and a simulation case study shows that they can be used to perform fault isolation and localization of unknown faults in the system.

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Jung, D. (2019). Isolation and Localization of Unknown Faults Using Neural Network-Based Residuals. Annual Conference of the PHM Society, 11(1).
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Fault Diagnosis, Fault localization, Neural networks, Model-based diagnosis, Anomaly classification

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