Title: Fault diagnosis and management system for switched reluctance motor drives

Authors: S. Vijayan, S. Paramasivam

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode, India. ' Esab Engineering Services Limited, Chennai, India

Abstract: An effective detection and diagnosis of faults is desirable for online condition monitoring, assessment, product quality assurance and improved operational efficiency of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drives. The proposed fault diagnosis and management system uses the measured phase voltages, currents and speed of the motor. In this article, a Matlab/Simulink model-based fault diagnosis system is developed and simulated for SRM drive. The simulation results show that the SRM drive is capable of operating under faulty conditions.

Keywords: closed loop control; electrical faults; fault diagnosis; fault management; switched reluctance motors; SRM drives; fault detection; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.020958

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.32 No.3, pp.224 - 231

Published online: 26 Oct 2008 *

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