Remaining useful life prediction plays an important role in ensuring the safety, availability, and efficiency of various engineering systems. In this paper, we propose a flexible Bayesian multiple-phase modeling approach to characterize degradation signals for prognosis. The priors are specified with a novel stochastic process and the multiple-phase model is formulated to a novel state-space model to facilitate online monitoring and prediction. A particle filtering algorithm with stratified sampling and partial Gibbs resample-move strategy is developed for online model updating and residual life prediction. The advantages of the proposed method are demonstrated through extensive numerical studies and real case studies.
Y. Wen, J. Wu and Y. Yuan, “Multiple-Phase Modeling of Degradation Signal for Condition Monitoring and Remaining Useful Life Prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 924-938, Sept. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1109/TR.2017.2710319
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