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Fault-Diagnosis Systems

An Introduction from Fault Detection to Fault Tolerance


  • Textbook from the highly praised father of fault tolerance

  • Combines mathematical profoundness with an orientation towards industrial application

  • With many elaborate examples


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Rolf Isermann
    Pages 1-10
  3. Fundamentals

  4. Fault-Detection Methods

    1. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 61-82
    2. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 83-93
    3. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 95-110
    4. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 111-146
    5. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 197-229
    6. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 253-265
  5. Fault-Diagnosis Methods

    1. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 287-293
    2. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 295-310
    3. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 311-343
  6. Fault-Tolerant Systems

    1. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 347-354
    2. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 355-365

About this book


Supervision, health-monitoring, fault detection, fault diagnosis and fault management play an increasing role for technical processes and vehicles, in order to improve reliability, availability, maintenance and life-time. For safety-related processes fault-tolerant systems with redundancy are required in order to reach comprehensive system integrity.

This book gives an introduction into the field of fault detection, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant systems with methods which have proven their performance in practical applications. It guides the reader in a structured tutorial style:

  • supervision methods, reliability, safety, system integrity and related terminology;
  • fault detection with signal-based methods for periodic and stochastic signals;
  • fault detection with process model-based methods like parameter estimation, state estimation, parity equations and principal component analysis;
  • fault diagnosis with classification and inference methods;
  • fault-tolerant systems with hardware and analytical redundancy;
  • many practical simulation examples and experimental results for processes like electrical motors, pumps, actuators, sensors and automotive components;
  • end-of-chapter exercises for self testing or for practice.

The book is dedicated to graduate students of electrical, mechanical, chemical engineering and computer science and for practising engineers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Automatisierungstechnik Fachgebiet Regelungstechnik und ProzessautomatisierungTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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