Performance Prediction using Neural Network and Confidence Intervals: a Gas Turbine application

Cisotto, Silvia and Herzallah, Randa (2018). Performance Prediction using Neural Network and Confidence Intervals: a Gas Turbine application. IN: IEEE Big Data 2018. IEEE. (In Press)


The combination of Condition Based monitoring techniques with the predictive capabilities of neural networks represents a topic of central importance when it comes to maximizing production profits and consequently reducing costs and downtime. The ability to plan the best strategy based on the prediction of potential damaging events can represent a significant contribution, especially for the maintenance function. In fact, optimization of the management of the equipment is a fundamental step to guarantee the competitiveness of companies in the current market. In this paper, a tool based on the implementation of Radial Basis Function Neural Networks was developed to support the maintenance function in the decision-making process. In addition to providing an indication of the status of the equipment, the current approach provides an additional level of information in terms of predicting the confidence interval around the prediction of the neural network. The confidence interval combined with the prediction of the future state of the equipment can be of fundamental importance in order to avoid strategic decisions based on a low level knowledge of the system status or prediction performance of the applied algorithm. The developed tool is tested on the prediction of a naval propulsion system gas turbine performance decay, where the statuses of both the turbine and the compressor of the system are predicted as well as predicting their confidence intervals.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mathematics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
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Event Title: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2018-12-10 - 2018-12-13
Accepted Date: 2018-10-16
Authors: Cisotto, Silvia
Herzallah, Randa ( 0000-0001-9128-6814)



Version: Accepted Version

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