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Recognition of Acoustic Signals of Synchronous Motors with the Use of MoFS and Selected Classifiers

Published Online: 27 Aug 2015
Volume & Issue: Volume 15 (2015) - Issue 4 (August 2015)
Page range: 167 - 175
Received: 20 Jun 2014
Accepted: 24 Jul 2015
Journal Details
First Published
07 Mar 2008
Publication timeframe
6 times per year

This paper proposes an approach based on acoustic signals for detecting faults appearing in synchronous motors. Acoustic signals of a machine were used for fault detection. These faults contained: broken coils and shorted stator coils. Acoustic signals were used to assess the usefulness of early fault diagnostic of synchronous motors. The acoustic signal recognition system was based on methods of data processing: normalization of the amplitude, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), method of frequency selection (MoFS), backpropagation neural network, classifier based on words coding, and Nearest Neighbor classifier. A plan of study of acoustic signals of synchronous motors was proposed. Software of acoustic signal recognition of synchronous motors was implemented. Four states of a synchronous motor were used in analysis. A pattern creation process was carried out for 28 training samples of noise. An identification process was carried out for 60 test samples. This system can be used to diagnose synchronous motors and other electrical machines.


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