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Hanafy Hassan Hanafy
Ahmed Hussien
Esam Abo El-Zahab


Rotor broken bars is a common fault in squirrel cage induction motors. Rotor failures due to that fault, now account for a moderate percentage of total induction motor failures. This paper will deal with detection of broken rotor bar of an induction motor which is supplied from adjustable speed drive (ASD) equipped with AC reactor and sine-wave shaping filter on the output side. The experimental results show that the instantaneous power spectrum (IPS) analysis method is only effective when the motor is supplied from sinusoidal supply, in contrast for the demonstrated ASD. So the instantaneous power spectrums of the healthy rotor case and the broken bar rotor cases is processed with mean absolute difference (MAD) algorithm to investigate the dissimilarity between them. The results show that this combined technique is highly effective in diagnosis of broken rotor bar fault in case of ASD.

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