Condition monitoring of motor-Gear system dynamics with rotor and gear faults

Wenyu Bai, Guanjun Bao, Datong Qin, Yawen Wang, Teik C. Lim

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An electromechanical system consisting of an electric motor and planetary gear set is modeled and analyzed in this paper. The model integrates various internal excitations including time-varying gear mesh stiffness, nonlinear spatial effect and, saturation effect, and component flaws. The simulation results predict the effects of rotor and gear faults including broken rotor bar, rotor static and dynamic eccentricity, and tooth root crack of the gear on the electromechanical system behavior. It is verified as the results obtained are in accordance with the features derived within previous researches. Furthermore, new sidebands merged on the dynamic response spectra such as slip frequency harmonics, rotor rotational frequency harmonics, and fault-related rotational frequency harmonics can be applied to detect electrical and mechanical faults in the motor-gear system. This paper lays the foundation for the comprehensive further study of working condition monitoring for the motor-gear system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111003
JournalJournal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Dynamic behavior
  • Gear faults
  • Induction machine
  • Motor faults
  • Planetary gear set


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