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In the Engineering discipline, prognostics play an essential role in improving system safety, reliability and enabling predictive maintenance decision-making. Due to the adoption of emerging sensing techniques and big data analytics tools, data-driven prognostic approaches are gaining popularity. This paper aims to deliver an extensive review of recent advances and trends of data-driven machine prognostics, with a focus on their applications in practice. The primary purpose of this review is to categorize existing literature and report the latest research progress and directions to support researchers and practitioners in acquiring a clear comprehension of the subject area. This paper first summarizes fundamental methodologies on data-driven approaches for predictive maintenance. Then, the article further conducts a comprehensive investigation on the different fields of applications of machine prognostics. Finally, a discussion on the challenges, opportunities, and future trends of predictive maintenance is presented to conclude this paper.


NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Measurement. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Measurement, volume 187, in 2022.

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