Experimental database for detecting and diagnosing rotor broken bar in a three-phase induction motor.

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The data set contains electrical and mechanical signals from experiments on three-phase induction motors. The experimental tests were carried out for different mechanical loads on the induction motor axis and different severities of broken bar defects in the motor rotor, including data regarding the rotor without defects. Ten repetitions were performed for each experimental condition.


Experimental Setup:

The experimental workbench consists of a three-phase induction motor coupled with a direct-current machine, which works as a generator simulating the load torque, connected by a shaft containing a rotary torque wrench.

- Induction motor: 1hp, 220V/380V, 3.02A/1.75A, 4 poles, 60 Hz, with a nominal torque of 4.1 Nm and a rated speed of 1715 rpm. The rotor is of the squirrel cage type composed of 34 bars.

- Load torque: is adjusted by varying the field winding voltage of direct current generator. A single-phase voltage variator with a filtered full-bridge rectifier is used for the purpose. An induction motor was tested under 12.5, 25, 37.5, 50, 62.5, 75, 87.5 and 100% of full load.

- Broken rotor bar: to simulate the failure on the three-phase induction motor's rotor, it was necessary to drill the rotor. The rupture rotor bars are generally adjacent to the first rotor bar, 4 rotors have been tested, the first with a break bar, the second with two adjacent broken bars, and so on rotor containing four bars adjacent broken.

Monitoring condition:

All signals were sampled at the same time for 18 seconds for each loading condition and ten repetitions were performed from transient to steady state of the induction motor.

- mechanical signals: five axial accelerometers were used simultaneously, with a sensitivity of 10 mV/mm/s, frequency range from 5 to 2000Hz and stainless steel housing, allowing vibration measurements in both drive end (DE) and non-drive end (NDE) sides of the motor, axially or radially, in the horizontal or vertical directions.

- electrical signals: the currents were measured by alternating current probes, which correspond to precision meters, with a capacity of up to 50ARMS, with an output voltage of 10 mV/A, corresponding to the Yokogawa 96033 model. The voltages were measured directly at the induction terminals using voltage points of the oscilloscope and the manufacturer Yokogawa.

Data Set Overview:

-          Three-phase Voltage

-          Three-phase Current

-          Five Vibration Signals



            The database was acquired in the Laboratory of Intelligent Automation of Processes and Systems and Laboratory of Intelligent Control of Electrical Machines, School of Engineering of São Carlos of the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.


the data set is so big, it is difficult to download.

Submitted by duan chendong on Wed, 11/04/2020 - 07:04

Hi Authors,
could you please explain why voltage and current variables have a different number of values compared to vibration speeds & constant voltage?
We were hoping to use your dataset for training ML models, where each broken bar (r1b-r4) can be considered as a separate label + normal conditions (struct_rs_R1). When I read the mat files in python I am unable to create pandas dataframe due to unequal size of arrays. You may see this also in "Experimental setup.pdf" on the second page.

Submitted by Pavol Mulinka on Thu, 11/26/2020 - 14:59

How much is the sampling frequency ?

Submitted by Yongtao Zhou on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 06:57