Electromagnetic flux monitoring for detecting faults in electrical machines

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Negrea, Marian Dumitru
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-24T07:51:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-24T07:51:05Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-29
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-8477-4
dc.identifier.issn 1795-4584
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/2793
dc.description.abstract The ability of the electromagnetic flux measured in various locations of a 35-kW cage induction motor to provide useful information about faults was investigated. The usefulness of this monitoring parameter was assessed in comparison with some other electrical parameters used for fault detection, such as stator phase current and circulating currents between the parallel branches of the stator winding. The following faults were investigated in this thesis: a turn-to-turn short circuit in the stator winding; rotor cage-related faults (breakage of rotor bars); static and dynamic eccentricity, and bearing fault. The relevant fault signatures of the studied electrical parameters were obtained from measurements and/or from numerical electromagnetic field simulations in steady state. These signatures were analysed and compared in order to deduce the most appropriate quantity for the detection of a specific fault. When and where possible, the accuracy of different fault signatures issuing from numerical electromagnetic field simulations was validated by experiments. This investigation is essential since, following a good agreement, it may be assumed that if a monitoring system cannot detect and diagnose an artificial fault from the virtual measurement signals, it is hardly likely to work with real electrical machines, either. In this respect, the numerical methods of analysis limited the present study to such faults that affect the electromagnetic field of a machine. On the exclusive basis of data obtained from simulations, a study of the modifications brought by various stator winding designs to some of the asymmetrical air-gap electromagnetic flux density harmonics responsible for the detection of various faults was carried out. The analysis of a core fault (insulation fault in the stator lamination) artificially implemented in the numerical electromagnetic model of the machine in terms of finding a suitable parameter to sense such a fault was also studied in this work. en
dc.format.extent 140
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries TKK dissertations en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 51 en
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.title Electromagnetic flux monitoring for detecting faults in electrical machines en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Sähkö- ja tietoliikennetekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword fault diagnostics en
dc.subject.keyword condition monitoring en
dc.subject.keyword electrical machines en
dc.subject.keyword induction motors en
dc.subject.keyword electromagnetic flux en
dc.subject.keyword finite element analysis en
dc.subject.keyword search coils en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-008516
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.contributor.lab Laboratory of Electromechanics en
dc.contributor.lab Sähkömekaniikan laboratorio fi


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