Fault diagnosis in six-phase induction motor using a current trajectory mass center

D. Foito, J. Maia, V. Fernão Pires, J. F. Martins

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This paper proposes a new methodology for diagnosing the occurrence of stator winding faults in the six-phase induction motor. The proposed approach uses the xy current trajectory mass center of the motor stator currents. The Park transform is applied to the acquired induction motor stator currents. This transformation allows obtaining specific patterns that are used to identify stator winding faults. For healthy motors, a single point in the xy-plane is obtained. However, for a motor with a stator winding fault a circle is obtained, whose radius is related with the severity of the fault. To identify these patterns an algorithm, entitled current trajectory mass center, was developed. A theoretical analysis of the six-phase motor in αβ and xy current coordinates, for healthy and stator fault operation modes, is also presented. In order to show the applicability of the proposed technique several simulation and experimental results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-173
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Fault diagnosis
  • Park transform
  • Six-phase induction motor


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