Electrical and Mechanical Fault Diagnosis in Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Electrical and Mechanical Fault Diagnosis in Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Edited by

Monia Ben Khader Bouzid, ENIT, Tunisia.
Gérard Champenois, University of Poitiers, France.

ISBN : 9781786309310

Publication Date : October 2023

Hardcover 224 pp

165.00 USD



Wind energy conversion systems are subject to many different types of faults and therefore fault detection is highly important to ensure reliability and safety.

Monitoring systems can help to detect faults before they result in downtime. This book presents efficient methods used to detect electrical and mechanical faults based on electrical signals occurring in the different components of a wind energy conversion system. For example, in a small and high power synchronous generator and multi-phase generator, in the diode bridge rectifier, the gearbox and the sensors.

This book also presents a method for keeping the frequency and voltage of the power grid within an allowable range while ensuring the continuity of power supply in the event of a grid fault.

Electrical and Mechanical Fault Diagnosis in Wind Energy Conversion Systems presents original results obtained from a variety of research. It will not only be useful as a guideline for the conception of more robust wind turbines systems, but also for engineers monitoring wind turbines and researchers.


1. Accurate Electrical Fault Detection in the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator and in the Diode Bridge Rectifier of a Wind Energy Conversion System, Monia Ben Khader Bouzid and Gérard Champenois.
2. Control and Diagnosis of Faults in Multiphase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators for High-Power Wind Turbines, Sérgio Cruz and Pedro Gonçalves.
3. Gearbox Fault Monitoring Using Induction Machine Electrical Signals, Khmais Bacha and Walid Touti.
4. Control of a Wind Distributed Generator for Auxiliary Services Under Grid Faults, Youssef Kraiem and Dhaker Abbes.
5. Fault-Tolerant Control of Sensors and Actuators Applied to Wind Energy Systems, Elkhatib Kamal and Abdel Aitouche.

About the authors/editors

Monia Ben Khader Bouzid is Associate Professor at École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Carthage and a researcher at the Laboratoire des Systèmes Electriques, ENIT, Tunisia. Her research interests focus on modeling and fault diagnosis of electrical machines and renewable energy systems.

Gérard Champenois is Emeritus Professor at the University of Poitiers and a researcher at the Laboratoire d’Automatique et d’Informatique pour les Systèmes, France. His research interests focus on electrical machines and renewable energies with multi-source systems; control, modeling and diagnosis.

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