Alternating Current (AC) Motor Failures, Testing and Analysis


Image Credit: Department of Energy

Image Credit: Department of Energy

Posted: December 10, 2018 | Completed: 20181208
What technical information is available on AC motor failure data focusing on misalignment of the motor to the load?

DSIAC was asked for information on how to set up an AC motor properly aligned with a mechanical load and then intentionally misalign it to perform motor shaft bearing load testing and analysis. DSIAC compiled a bibliography of publications from the DTIC Research and Engineering (R&E) Gateway. In addition, a DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) from Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin) performed open-source searches, delivered pertinent documents, and provided introductory information on key parameters to perform and process AM motor failure testing.

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