Using MLP-GABP and SVM with wavelet packet transform-based feature extraction for fault diagnosis of a centrifugal pump

Maamar Al Tobi, Geraint Bevan, Peter Wallace, David Harrison, Kenneth Eloghene Okedu*

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This paper explores artificial intelligent training schemes based on multilayer perceptron, considering back propagation and genetic algorithm (GA). The hybrid scheme is compared with the traditional support vector machine approach in the literature to analyze both fault and normal scenarios of a centrifugal pump. A comparative analysis of the performance of the variables was carried out using both schemes. The study used features extracted for three decomposition levels based on wavelet packet transform. In order to investigate the effectiveness of the extracted features, two mother wavelets were investigated. The salient part of this work is the optimization of the hidden layers numbers using GA. Furthermore, this optimization process was extended to the multilayer perceptron neurons. The evaluation of the model system performance used for the study shows better response of the extracted features, and hidden layers variables including the selected neurons. Moreover, the applied training algorithm used in the work was able to enhance the classifications obtained considering the hybrid artificial intelligent scheme been proposed. This work has achieved a number of contributions like GA-based selection of hidden layers and neuron, applied in neural network of centrifugal pump condition classification. Furthermore, a hybrid training method combining GA and back propagation (BP) algorithms has been applied for condition classification of a centrifugal pump. The obtained results have shown the good ability of the proposed methods and algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1826-1839
Number of pages14
JournalEnergy Science & Engineering
Issue number6
Early online date2 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • wavelet packet transform (WPT)
  • back propagation (BP)
  • centrifugal pump
  • multilayer feedforward perceptron (MLP)
  • support vector machine (SVM)
  • genetic algorithm (GA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • General Energy


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