Machinery Fault Diagnosis and Signal Processing

By Prof. Amiya Ranjan Mohanty   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 545
The subject of machinery condition monitoring has been recently receiving considerable attention in India owing to concerns related to equipment reliability and safety. This increasing interest is primarily due to the significant impact of economic changes and strong competition in the global market. This course will provide students/engineers/managers with the state of the art techniques in machinery condition monitoring along with the recent developments in the field of signal processing, thermography, ultra sonics apart from the traditional noise and vibration monitoring. There will be demonstration of real time machinery health monitoring by various condition monitoring aspects.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students, Faculty Members, Industry Professionals.

PRE- REQUISITES: BE/B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering

INDUSTRY SUPPORT : PSUs like SAIL, ONGC, BHEL, NALCO, EIL, RINL, BARC, Indian Railways, HAL, DRDO Organizations Private Industries like TATA Group, Jindals, Reliance, Birla Group
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Maintenance Principles, FMECA, Fault Prognosis
Week 2: Vibration Analysis, Experimental Modal Analysis, Rotor Dynamics
Week 3: Time domain Signal analysis, Data Acquisition, Filtering
Week 4: Fourier Series, FFT, Modulation and Sidebands
Week 5: Order Analysis, Orbits
Week 6: Instrumentation, Data Recording
Week 7: Vibration and Noise Monitoring
Week 8: Rotating Machines, Bearings and Gears
Week 9: Fans, Blowers, Pumps, IC Engines
Week 10: Motor Current Signature Analysis, Wear Debris and Oil Analysis
Week 11: NDT, Ultra-sonics, Eddy Current
Week 12: Case Studies, Failure Analysis

Books and references

Machinery Condition Monitoring: Principles and Practices, A. R. Mohanty, CRC Press, 2014

Instructor bio

Prof. Amiya Ranjan Mohanty

IIT Kharagpur
Professor A. R. Mohanty is a Professor and the Shyamal Ghosh and Sunanda Ghosh Chair Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with 30 years of experience in areas of noise control and machinery condition monitoring. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Kentucky, USA. He is a recipient of several awards, Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of India, Fellow of the Condition Monitoring Society of India and the International Society of Engineering Asset Management. He has conducted around 100 sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams:  April 24, 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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