Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 346–352 | Cite as

Approach Signal for Rotor Fault Detection in Induction Motors

  • Ridha Kechida
  • Arezki Menacer
  • Hicham Talhaoui
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


In this paper, two approach signals are used for broken rotor bar fault diagnosis. One is based on the spectrum analysis, such as the fast Fourier transform, which utilizes the steady-state spectral components of the stator quantities. The accuracy of this technique depends on the loading conditions and constant speed of the machine. The second approach is based on the discrete wavelet transform which is considered an ideal tool for this purpose due to its suitability for the analysis of signals, the frequency spectrum of which is variable in time. These two approaches are tested in simulation and validated experimentally.


Induction motors Broken rotor bars Fast Fourier transform (FFT) Discrete wavelet transform (DWT) Fault diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ridha Kechida
    • 1
  • Arezki Menacer
    • 2
  • Hicham Talhaoui
    • 3
  1. 1.LGEB Laboratory, BiskraDepartment of Electrical Engineering, University El-oued, AlgeriaBiskraAlgeria
  2. 2.LGEB Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering BiskraUniversity of Biskra, AlgeriaBiskraAlgeria
  3. 3.LGEB Laboratory, BiskraDepartment of Electromechanics, Institute of Sciences and Technology, University of Bordj Bou Arreridj, AlgeriaBiskraAlgeria

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