Single and Multiple Failures Diagnostics of Pneumatic Valves using Machine Learning
Predictive maintenance of aeronautical systems is an important field of study to reduce airlines operational costs and non-scheduled events. Valves are important components of several aircraft systems. This fact motivates the need for health monitoring and prognosis. In this context, this work compares machine learning methods to predict pneumatic valves health conditions. A multilayer perceptron artificial neural network model was able to discriminate the three single failures modes with a mean accuracy of 99.9% and a support vector machine model was able to diagnose single and concurrent failure modes with an average accuracy of 94.3%. The results reveal an accuracy improvement compared to a previous pneumatic valves health assessment study.
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