Sound Datasets of a Rolling Element Bearing under Various Operating Conditions

Published: 27 December 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/n9y9c7xrz3.1
Abdelbaset Ait Ben Ahmed


Welcome to the FSTF Mechanical Laboratory at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University. Within this repository, we present a comprehensive collection of ball-bearing test data encompassing both normal and faulty bearings across diffrent operating speeds. The experimental procedures were conducted utilizing a specialized test rig rotor system, with sound data meticulously measured at proximal and distal locations relative to the housing bearings. These web pages serve as a unique resource, meticulously documenting the precise test conditions of the motor and detailing the bearing fault status for each conducted experiment. The datasets are bifurcated into two distinct categories: the first category entails recordings obtained using a stethoscope, denoted as datasets 1, while the second category comprises recordings conducted without a stethoscope under diffrent operating conditions, referred to as datasets 2. In both cases, bearings—specifically SKF model 6004, grooved ball bearings—were installed in a rotor system specified in Appendix A, as provided by the Gunt Company [1]. The defective bearings featured artificial damage in the inner race, outer race, and ball element, representing localized defects, as well as a bearing afflicted with a looseness defect due to prolonged operation. Data acquisition procedures involved the recording of sound signals emanating from the bearings under diverse conditions, employing a mobile application named VibroTeak, developed by our team. This application facilitates the recording of sound signals in (.wav) format at a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz. Subsequently, the sound data was imported into Matlab using the "audioread" function for further processing. Figure 1 (Appendix A) illustrates the acquisition of acoustic signals utilizing a stethoscope connected to a smartphone via the jack input. The datasets presented herein offer a novel avenue for researchers to delve into, assess, and propose innovative diagnostic algorithms tailored to this specific type of data. References: [1] Gunt, “PT 500.12 Roller bearing faults kit.”



Universite Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah


Bearing Failure, Rolling Element Bearing, System Fault Detection, Acoustic Emission, Sound