Vicente Climente-Alarcon

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Fault diagnosis in wind generators is drawing increasing attention among the scientific community and maintenance companies, due to the crucial contribution of this renewable power source in the electric power generation map. These machines usually operate through variable load regimes, a fact that makes the application of most conventional diagnostic(More)
In recent years, the study of transients of induction motors for diagnosis purposes has gained strength in order to overcome some inherent problems of the classical diagnosis of such machines, which uses Fourier analysis of steady-state quantities. Novel time-frequency techniques have been applied to these transient quantities, in order to detect the(More)
One of the most common deficiencies of currently existing induction motor fault diagnosis techniques is their lack of automatization. Many of them rely on the qualitative interpretation of the results, a fact that requires significant user expertise, and that makes their implementation in portable condition monitoring devices difficult. In this paper, we(More)
The reliable assessment of the rotor condition in induction motors is a matter of increasing concern in the industry. Although rotor damages are more likely in line-started motors operating under high inertias, some cases of broken rotor bars in motors supplied via soft starters have been also reported in the industry. Motor current signature analysis(More)
The training of technicians in maintenance requires the use of signals produced by faulty machines in different operating conditions, which are difficult to obtain either from the industry or through destructive testing. Some tasks in electricity and control courses can also be complemented by an interactive induction machine model having a wider internal(More)
There exists no single quantity able to diagnose all possible failures taking place in induction motors. Currents and vibrations monitoring are rather common in the industry, but each of these quantities alone can only detect some specific failures. Moreover, even for the specific faults that a quantity is supposed to detect, many problems may rise. As a(More)