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Sonderkolloquium, Prof. Concari, University of Parma - "Fault Diagnosis of Electrical Machines"

Feb 07, 2017

When & Where - 21.02.2017 ,15:00 - 16:30, Technische Fakultät, Kaiserstr. 2, Kiel, Raum: "Aquarium", Geb. D

Abstract: The fault diagnosis of electrical machines has been the subject of intensive research for several decades. Being able to detect or predict incipient faults before they impair the ability of the machines to function properly is a very welcome feature in industrial environments, where unscheduled downtime can cause production and financial loss.
Electrical machine faults include electrical stator faults, electrical rotor faults, eccentricity, bearing faults. Diagnostic techniques for the detection of such faults in electrical machines are reviewed, and their effectivity is assessed in different operating conditions, including closed-loop inverter-fed operation. Furthermore, the impact of wide-bandgap devices is discussed and prognostic techniques are reviewed, with particular focus on aerospace applications.

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