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Application of Moving Horizon Parameter Estimator in Fault Diagnosis of Broken Bars in Induction Motor

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 50 - Number 17
Year of Publication: 2012
Chouiref Houda
Boussaid Boumedyen
Abdelkrim M. Naceur

Chouiref Houda, Boussaid Boumedyen and Abdelkrim M Naceur. Article: Application of Moving Horizon Parameter Estimator in Fault Diagnosis of Broken Bars in Induction Motor. International Journal of Computer Applications 50(17):19-23, July 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Chouiref Houda and Boussaid Boumedyen and Abdelkrim M. Naceur},
	title = {Article: Application of Moving Horizon Parameter Estimator in Fault Diagnosis of Broken Bars in Induction Motor},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {50},
	number = {17},
	pages = {19-23},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


The fault diagnosis and prediction of electrical machines and drives has become of importance because of its great influence on the operational continuation of many industrial processes. Correct diagnosis and early detection of incipient faults avoids harmful, sometimes devastative, consequences. In this work, on the basis of a model of an induction motor we study the approach for the detection of broken rotor bars problem using residual generators based in moving horizon estimator of the rotor resistance. Which the detection is based is that the failure events are detected by jumps in the estimated parameter values of the model. Upon breaking a bar the estimated rotor resistance is increased instantly, thus providing two values of resistance after and before bar breakage. Simulation and experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed method for broken rotor bar detection in induction motors.


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