A Novel Fault Indicator for Local Demagnetization in Fractional-Slot Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor using Winding Function Theory



Published Jul 19, 2020
Milad Golzar Surya Teja Kandukuri Van Khang Huynh Martin Marie Hubert Choux Alf Magne Midtbø Versland


Local demagnetization is an irreparable failure mode in permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs), resulting in reduced motor efficiency and high cogging torque. These effects are particularly disadvantageous to fractional-slot wound PMSMs used in industrial applications, such as robotics and automations, that require high power density and precise operation. In this article, a diagnostic indicator is developed for detecting local demagnetization fault in fractional-slot wound PMSMs based on winding function theory, utilizing back-electromotive force (back-EMF) as a medium for fault detection. Further, the developed indicator is validated in a commercial fractional-slot wound PMSM of an in-house experimental setup.

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PMSM, demagnetization, fault indicator, harmonics, winding function

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