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Bearing Fault Diagnosis of a PWM Inverter Fed-Induction Motor Using an Improved Short Time Fourier Transform

  • Mohammed-El-Amine KhodjaEmail author
  • Ameur Fethi Aimer
  • Ahmed Hamida Boudinar
  • Noureddine Benouzza
  • Azeddine Bendiabdellah
Original Article

Abstract

Induction motor diagnosis using the Power Spectral Density (PSD) estimation based on the Fourier Transform calculation has been widely used as an analysis method for its simplicity and low computation time. However, the use of PSD is not recommended for processing non stationary signals (case of variable speed applications) and therefore the analysis with PSD is not reliable. To overcome this handicap, the Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT) is proposed in this paper; giving additional information on changes of the frequencies over time for stator current signal analysis. Furthermore, the use of a new approach called Maxima’s Location Algorithm is also proposed. This later will be associated with the STFT analysis to show only those harmonics with useful information on existing faults. This approach will be used in the diagnosis of bearing faults of a PWM inverter-fed induction motor operating at variable speed. Several experimental results in the transient state are carried out firstly to validate the results and secondly to illustrate the merits and effectiveness of the combined STFT/MLA proposed approach.

Keywords

Induction motor Fault diagnosis Time–frequency analysis STFT MLA Bearing faults 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed-El-Amine Khodja
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ameur Fethi Aimer
    • 1
  • Ahmed Hamida Boudinar
    • 1
  • Noureddine Benouzza
    • 1
  • Azeddine Bendiabdellah
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Faculty, Diagnosis Group, LDEE LaboratoryUniversity of Sciences and Technology of OranBir El DjirAlgeria

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