High-Resistance Connection Diagnosis in Five-Phase PMSMs Based on the Method of Magnetic Field Pendulous Oscillation and Symmetrical Components

Hao Chen, Jiangbiao He, Xing Guan, Nabeel A.O. Demerdash, Ayman M. El-Refaie, Christopher H.T. Lee

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Abstract

An online approach for diagnosing high-resistance connection (HRC) faults in five-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor drives is presented in this article. The development of this approach is based on a so-called 'magnetic field pendulous oscillation (MFPO)' technique and symmetrical components method. Under HRC fault condition, a 'swing-like' MFPO phenomenon is observed compared to the healthy condition. Furthermore, with the extracted current features in symmetrical components domain, different HRC fault types are successfully identified and distinguished. These fault types include single-phase faults, e.g., HRC fault in phase-A; two-phase nonadjacent faults, e.g., HRC fault in phase-A&C; and two-phase adjacent faults, e.g., HRC fault in phase-A&B. Meanwhile, the localization of the faulty phase/phases is also accomplished, and the fault severity is estimated. In this approach, only sensing of the phase currents is needed. Hence, the implementation cost is very low since the sensory data of the currents are typically already available in the closed-loop vector-controlled drives for control purpose and no additional sensors or related signal conditioning circuits are required. The effectiveness of the presented diagnostic approach is verified by simulations and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2288-2299
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022

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Keywords

  • Fault diagnosis
  • high-resistance connection (HRC)
  • magnetic field pendulous oscillation (MFPO)
  • permanent magnet motor
  • symmetrical components

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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