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Design of Experiments predictive models as a tool for lifespan prediction and comparison for enameled wires used in low voltage inverter-fed motors

Abstract : Since the development of power electronic components, which allowed the manufacturing of reliable and efficient inverters, variable speed drives using inductive motors have become more and more popular. The PWM technique has proven to be a very effective method of rotational speed control. However, the fast changing voltage pulses, with very steep slopes (in the order of a few kV/μs), has brought new hazards for the electrical insulation system of such motors. Very high frequency harmonic components of PWM voltage will result in significant overvoltage due to an impedance mismatch between the cable and the motor. As an effect, the voltage seen by some parts of the insulation system may exceed the Partial Discharge Inception Voltage (PDIV) stating localized partial discharges activity. The aim of this paper is to investigate and analyze the aging process of the enameled wire exposed to different factors and to propose a method allowing to predict their lifespans in given conditions. This study introduces a prediction based on the Design of Experiments method and the statistical Weibull distribution. Thanks to the model obtained with short multi-stress aging tests, it is possible to predict the results of significantly longer ones. Moreover, the adapted methodology is proposed that allows to predict the scatter of the long tests basing on the short-time results dispersion. The same approach is used to compare different products between each other and rank them. All model predictions are compared with the experimental data in order to prove the model accuracy.
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Mateusz Szczepanski, David Malec, Pascal Maussion, Philippe Manfé. Design of Experiments predictive models as a tool for lifespan prediction and comparison for enameled wires used in low voltage inverter-fed motors. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020, 56 (3), pp.3100-3113. ⟨10.1109/TIA.2020.2970855⟩. ⟨hal-02617187⟩

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