Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Smith, Brian

Committee Member

Marufuzzaman, Mohammad

Committee Member

Ma, Junfeng

Committee Member

Marandi, Ruholla Jafari

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Visible to MSU only for 3 years

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Industrial and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Fault detection and diagnosis is a critical component of operations management systems. The goal of FDD is to identify the occurrence and causes of abnormal events. While many approaches are available, data-driven approaches for FDD have proven to be robust and reliable. Exploiting these advantages, the present study applied functional principal component analysis (FPCA) to carry out feature extraction for fault detection in internal combustion engines. Furthermore, a feature subset that explained 95% of the variance of the original vibrational sensor signal was used in a multilayer perceptron to carry out prediction for fault diagnosis. Of the engine states studied in the present work, the ending diagnostic performance shows the proposed approach achieved an overall prediction accuracy of 99.72 %. These results are encouraging because they show the feasibility for applying FPCA for feature extraction which has not been discussed previously within the literature relating to fault detection and diagnosis.