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In this paper, type-2 fuzzy logic system is applied to analyse acoustic emission signal feature for tool condition monitoring in a tool micromilling process. To make the comparison and evaluation of AE signal features easier and more transparent, Type-2 fuzzy analysis is used as not only a powerful tool to model AE SFs, but also a great estimator for the ambiguities and uncertainties associated with them. Depend on the estimation of root-mean-square error (RMSE) and variations in modeling results of all signal features, reliable ones are selected and integrated into tool wear evaluation. A discussion and comparison of results is given.
Date of Conference: 12-14 July 2010