FEM simulation of electrical stresses within motor stator windings for online PD Localization

Zhuo Ma, Chengke Zhou, Donald M. Hepburn, Kevin Cowan

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Abstract

Partial Discharges (PDs) within an AC motor may occur when local electrical stress exceeds the inception voltage. The phase of local electrical stress at each position in the motor varies with the three phase power supply, the PD activity at a location, therefore, varies with the voltage phase. In this research, the motor electric field model is calculated by a Finite Element Method (FEM) based simulation. The paper provides a theoretical foundation for the online PD localization methodology in motor stator windings, which forms also a basis for future work for an on-line motor insulation condition monitoring system to facilitate effective warning of imminent failure with added information of defect location.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM)
PublisherIEEE
Pages668-671
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479989034
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 19 Jul 201522 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials
ISSN (Print)2160-9225
ISSN (Electronic)2160-9241

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials
Abbreviated titleICPADM 2015
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period19/07/1522/07/15

Keywords

  • AC motors
  • Finite element analysis
  • Partial discharges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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