Condition Monitoring of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator for a Wind Turbine Application

Zipan Nie, Nigel Schofield

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Abstract

Increasing wind energy market requires reliable and robust wind turbine technologies, hence condition monitoring to detect and prevent the potential and existing faults in wind turbine systems is of increasing interest. This paper will present condition monitoring of PMSG applied in a wind turbine. Conduction distribution function is applied to model generator under both healthy and faulty conditions. As to the stator winding faults, open circuit and inter-turn short circuit are studied; and the rotor uniform and partial demagnetization are investigated in terms of rotor faults. Generator terminal side signal patterns are analysed and compared under different conditions. From those signals, faults can be detected and the fault type can be distinguished.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016)
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages6
EditionCP684
ISBN (Electronic)9781785611896
ISBN (Print)9781785611889
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201621 Apr 2016
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/04/1621/04/16

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