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—Prognostics and Health Management aims at estimating the remaining useful life of a system (RU L), i.e. the remaining time before a failure occurs. It benefits thereby from an increasing interest: prognostic estimates (and related decision-making processes) enable increasing availability and safety of industrial equipment while reducing costs. However,(More)
The high costs in maintaining complex equipments make necessary to enhance maintenance support systems and industrial and research communities take a growing interest in the prognostic process. However, this activity is still not well bounded and real prognostic systems are scarce. Thus, the general purpose of the paper is to explore the way of performing(More)
The health assessment of composite structures from acoustic emission data is generally tackled by the use of clustering techniques. In this paper, the K-means clustering and the newly proposed Partially-Hidden Markov Model (PHMM) are exploited to analyse the data collected during mechanical tests on composite structures. The health assessment considered in(More)
Prognostic is recognized as a key feature as the estimation of the remaining useful life of an equipment allows avoiding inopportune maintenance spending. However, it can be difficult to implement an efficient prognostic tool since the lack of knowledge on the behavior of an equipment can impede the development of classical dependability analysis. In this(More)