Condition Monitoring and Fault Detection in Electrical Machines Current Status & Future Trends

Date: 04 Nov 2011 - 04 Nov 2011



Condition monitoring and fault detection is a key issue for electricity production and usage. After presenting the structure of the research lab in electrical engineering at the University of Picardie, Amiens, France, different techniques which have been developed since the 80s will be presented. The presentation will start from modeling approach for electromechanical systems with multiple mechanical and electrical faults, classical and new signal processing techniques for condition monitoring will be presented as well as suitable instrumentations to be implemented on real world systems. All the modern techniques related to condition monitoring in industrial applications for early fault detection in different areas such as railway traction systems, cranes and wind turbine generators will be under focus.

10.00am              Registration
10.30am              Presentations by Gérard-André Capolino
11.30am          Networking & Refreshment

About the Speaker
Gérard-André Capolino (A’77, M’82, SM’89, F’02) was born in Marseille, France. He received the BSc in electrical engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille, Marseille, France in 1974, the MSc from Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, Paris, France in 1975, the PhD from University Aix-Marseille I, Marseille, France in 1978 and the D.Sc. from Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France in 1987. He held tenure positions in University of Yaoundé I, Yaounde, Cameroon, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France and Mediterranean Institute of Technology in Marseille, France. In 1994, he joined the University of Picardie "Jules Verne" in Amiens, France as a Full Professor and he is now Director of the European Master in Advanced Power Electrical Engineering (MAPEE) recognized by the European Commission in 2004. He has been Visiting Professor in many universities including the Polytechnic University of Barcelona (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, Texas A&M, College Station, USA, the University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain, the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, the University of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia, the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada, Politecnico di Torino, Italy and the University of Corsica “Pasquale Paoli”, Corte, France. His research interests have been focussed on modelling and control of induction machines for at least 15 years.For the last 20 years, he has been involved in condition monitoring and fault detection of AC electrical machinery for which he has developed many innovative techniques. He has published more than 400 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings since 1975. He has been involved in many IEEE volunteering activities in the France Section (Past Chair, Joint IA/IE/PEL Chapter Chair, N&A Committee Chair), the Region 8 (Past Chapter Coordination Sub-Committee Chair), Power Electronics Society (Associate Editor, Technical Committee Chair, SDEMPED founder), Industry Applications Society (Past ExBoard Member-at-Large, Past Industrial Drives Committee Award Chair) and Industrial Electronics Society (Associate Editor, Past Vice-President for Planning & Development, Past Vice-President for Membership, President-Elect, Distinguished Lecturer, Past Technical Committee Chair). He is the acting chair for the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM). Dr. Capolino has been the recipient of the 2008 IEEE-IES Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, the 2010 ICEM Arthur Ellison Achievement Award and the 2011 IEEE-PELS Diagnostics Achievement Award.

Who Should Attend
R&D managers, researchers, scientists, engineers, academic staff and engineering students.

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