Reliable Detection of Broken Rotor Bars in Induction Motors via MUSIC and ZSC Methods

D. Morinigo-Sotelo, R. J. Romero-Troncoso, J. A. Antonino-Daviu, Konstantinos N. Gyftakis

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Induction motors are used in a variety of industrial applications where frequent startups are required. In those cases, it is necessary to apply sophisticated signal processing analysis methods in order to reliably follow the time evolution of the fault-related harmonics in the signal. In this paper, the zero-sequence current (ZSC) is analysed using the high-resolution spectral method of multiple signal classification (MUSIC). The analysis of the ZSC signal has proved to have several advantages over the analysis of a single-phase current waveform. Experimentation is performed on a healthy motor, a motor with one broken rotor bar, and a motor with two broken rotor bars. The analysis results are satisfactory since the proposed methodology reliably detects the broken rotor bar fault and its severity, both during transient and steady state operation of the induction motor.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016
EventXXIIth International Conference on Electrical Machines - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Sep 20167 Sep 2016


ConferenceXXIIth International Conference on Electrical Machines
Abbreviated titleICEM'2016

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  • Broken bar
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Induction
  • motor
  • ZSC


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