Determining Interdependencies and Causation of Vibration in Aero Engines Using Multiscale Cross-Correlation Analysis Conference Paper uri icon


  • Aircraft engines are one of the most heavily instrumented parts of an aircraft, and the data from various types of instrumentation across these engines are continuously monitored both offline and online for potential anomalies. Different measurements (temperatures, vibration, etc.) are influenced by various flight parameters (e.g. throttle position) and environmental conditions (outside temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.). Identification of the mutual interactions and causation underpins the understanding of emerging structures in such a complex system in which key parameters might be nonlinearly dependent. A simple cross-correlation analysis among the different sensors would fall short in an effort to paint a complete picture as the system involved is multifractal and evolves in multiple time scales with strong non-stationary signals. In the present case of aero-engine responses, dynamics among the different parts of the engine are particularly complex and understanding the cross-correlation among different parameters would enable the development of a data-driven model for quantities of interest.

published proceedings

  • Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Volume 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Krishnan, M., Sever, I. A., & Tarazaga, P. A.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Krishnan, M||Sever, IA||Tarazaga, PA

editor list (cited editors)

  • Mao, Z.

publication date

  • October 2020