Double Three-phase Induction Machine Modeling for Internal Faults Simulation

Daniel Foito, José Maia, V. Fernao Pires, Joaõ F. Martins

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Multi-phase induction motors present excellent characteristics for faulty tolerant operation. Among them, six-phase induction motors, which are among the most used, exhibit two types of configuration: the double three-phase and the six-phase with single neutral. The double three-phase presents the advantage of reducing harmonics with its symmetric winding. This article presents a new modeling of the double three-phase induction machine for internal faults simulation. The developed model is composed by two sets of three-phase stator windings forming two stars. The model considers an arbitrary displacement (α) between stator stars, allowing the simulation of this type induction machines with different configurations, with 60° displacement used herein. The simulations of internal faults, such as stator windings or rotor faults, are both considered in the proposed model, allowing the machine study under abnormal conditions. The double three-phase induction machine model was fully implemented in real coordinates, making it possible to simulate stator and rotor faults without being necessary to change system equations coordinate. Several examples allow verifying the characteristics of the proposed model and its application for internal fault analysis. Experimental results are also presented to validate the obtained simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1610-1620
Number of pages11
JournalElectric Power Components And Systems
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015


  • double three-phase induction machine
  • fault diagnosis
  • fault tolerance
  • induction motors
  • modeling
  • rotor fault
  • six-phase induction machine
  • stator winding fault

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