Multiple faults detection in doubly-fed induction generator wind turbine using artificial neural network

Noor Fazliana Fadzail, Samila Mat Zali, Ernie Che Mid


The development of fault detection methods in wind turbine (WT), especially for single fault detection, is continuously increasing. However, the rapid growth of fault detection in WT leads to another challenge where multiple faults can occur. The single fault detection method in WT is no longer reliable, especially when multiple faults occur simultaneously. Therefore, multiple faults detection in doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) WT was proposed using an artificial neural networks (ANN) model. These multiple faults include internal and external stator faults happening simultaneously. Internal stator faults cover inter-turn short circuit faults and open circuit faults, while external stator faults cover loss of excitation and external short circuit faults. The performance of the developed multiple faults detection model was measured using accuracy and the root mean square error (RMSE) value. The results show that the developed model performs well with high accuracy and a low RMSE value. Thus, the developed model can accurately detect the coexistence of multiple faults in DFIG WT.


Artificial neural network; Doubly-fed induction generator; Fault detection; Multiple faults; Wind turbine

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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