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.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2016|
|Event||XXIIth International Conference on Electrical Machines - Lausanne, Switzerland|
Duration: 4 Sep 2016 → 7 Sep 2016
|Conference||XXIIth International Conference on Electrical Machines|
|Period||4/09/16 → 7/09/16|
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- Broken bar
- Fault diagnosis