Conference article

Modelling of Electrical Faults in Induction Machines Using Modelica

Dietmar Winkler
Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Electronic Measurement and Diagnostic Technology, Germany

Clemens Gühmann
Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Electronic Measurement and Diagnostic Technology, Germany

Download article

Published in: The 48th Scandinavian Conference on Simulation and Modeling (SIMS 2007); 30-31 October; 2007; Göteborg (Särö)

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 27:9, p. 82-87

Show more +

Published: 2007-12-21


ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents the modelling of electric faults in induction machines using Modelica R as modelling language. The primal application for such fault simulations is the ever increasing application of electric machines in cars. In this paper you will find a short introduction of how to model an electrical machine and their most common failures. The modelling is done in the phases reference frame rather than in a field-oriented reference frame. The reason for this is given in this paper. The simulation models work and simulation results are given. The verification of the simulation results with a motor test-bench is still an outstanding task at which we are currently working on.


Modelica; electrical machines; modelling; fault simulation; field-oriented control


[1] D. Winkler and C. Gühmann; “Hardware-in-the- Loop simulation of a hybrid electric vehicle using Modelica/Dymola;” in The 22nd International Battery; Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition (E. . Secretariat; ed.); (Yokohama; Japan); pp. 1054–1063; EVS; Japan Automobile Research Institute; 23-28 October 2006.

[2] P. A. Fritzson; Principles of Object-Oriented Modeling and Simulation with Modelica 2.1. No. 0-471-471631; John Wiley & Sons; Januar 2004.

[3] M. Tiller; Introduction to Physical Modeling with Modelica. Kluwer International Series in Engineering & Computer Science; Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2001.

[4] D. Novotny and T. Lipo; Vector Control and Dynamics of AC Drives. Clarendon Press Oxford; 1996.

[5] W. Leonhard; Control of Electrical Drives. Springer; 3rd ed.; 2001.

[6] Modelica Association; Modelica R - Free library from the Modelica Association; version 2.2.2 ed.; 31st August 2007.

[7] C. Kral and A. Haumer; “Modelica libraries for dc machines; three phase and polyphase machines;” in Proceedings of the 4th International Modelica Conference (G. Schmitz; ed.); pp. 549– 558; Modelica Association; March 7-8 2005.

[8] D. Winkler; E. Bakhach; F. Döring; and S. Rinderer; “freeFOClib - A free Field- Oriented Control library for Modelica.” unreleased; see for any news. Due in; Spring 2008.

Citations in Crossref