A neural network-evolutionary computational framework for remaining useful life estimation of mechanical systems.

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Summary of "A neural network-evolutionary computational framework for remaining useful life estimation of mechanical systems."

This paper presents a framework for estimating the remaining useful life (RUL) of mechanical systems. The framework consists of a multi-layer perceptron and an evolutionary algorithm for optimizing the data-related parameters. The framework makes use of a strided time window along with a piecewise linear model to estimate the RUL for each mechanical component. Tuning the data-related parameters in the optimization framework allows for the use of simple models, e.g. neural networks with few hidden layers and few neurons at each layer, which may be deployed in environments with limited resources such as embedded systems. The proposed method is evaluated on the publicly available C-MAPSS dataset. The accuracy of the proposed method is compared against other state-of-the art methods in the literature. The proposed method is shown to perform better than the compared methods while making use of a compact model.


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Name: Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society
ISSN: 1879-2782
Pages: 178-187


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