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Cranfield University: Fault Diagnostics of Electrical Motor Using Magnetic Flux Sensor

Institution Cranfield University View institution profile
Department Cranfield University
Web https://www.cranfield.ac.uk
Email study@cranfield.ac.uk
Telephone 01234 758540
Study type Research

Summary

This PhD project will focus on developing, evaluating, and demonstrating a fault diagnosis solution of electrical motor using magnetic flux sensors to enhance reliability, maintainability and readiness. A comprehensive test-bed for in-depth studies will be used for experiments for demonstration and evaluation.

Induction motor is inherently reliable and requires minimum maintenance. However, many companies are still faced with unexpected system failure and reduced induction motor lifetime. This gives rise to the need for maintenance strategy based on condition monitoring, which can be addressed by monitoring and analysing the real-time signals of the induction motor. Different faults of induction motors are generally classified as either electrical or mechanical faults. Also, different types of condition monitoring using vibration and electrical signals have been implemented. However, these methods are still immature enough for accurate diagnosis. Therefore, the fault diagnosis problem of electrical motor is still as open area for research. Magnetic flux sensor is a potential solution for detection and diagnosis of electrical faults because it is very sensitive to electromagnetic field.

The student will have the opportunity to work with experts in the prognostics and condition monitoring field, as well as being part of our strong and dynamic research centre at Cranfield University

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Cranfield University

Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

We are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. Cranfield School of Management is a world leader in management education and research.

We have many world-class, large-scale facilities, including our own global research airport, which offers a unique environment for transformational education and research, living laboratory for testing transformative technologies and new approaches to deliver enhanced social, economic and environmental outcomes. …

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