Bearings play a critical role in maintaining safety and reliability of rotating machinery. Bearings health condition prediction aims to prevent unexpected failures and minimize overall maintenance costs since it provides decision making information for condition-based maintenance. This paper proposes a Deep Belief Network (DBN)-based data-driven health condition prediction method for bearings. In this prediction method, a DBN is used as the predictor, which includes stacked RBMs and regression output. Our main contributions include development of a deep leaning-based data-driven prognosis solution that does not rely on explicit model equations and prognostic expertise, and providing comprehensive prediction results on five representative run-to-failure bearings. The IEEE PHM 2012 challenge dataset is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, and the results are compared with two existing methods. The results show that the proposed method has promising performance in terms of short-term health condition prediction and remaining useful life prediction for bearings.
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bearings, Condition prediction, Deep Belief Network
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