Wind Turbine Generator Short Circuit Fault Detection Using a Hybrid Approach of Wavelet Transform and Naïve Bayes Classifier

Hamid Toshani, Salman Abdi Jalebi, Narges Khadem, Ehsan Abdi

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Wind turbines are subjected to several failure modes during their operation. A wind turbine drivetrain generally consists of rotor, bearings, low and high-speed shafts, gearbox, brakes, and generator. Single phase-to-phase and single phase-to-ground faults are among common electrical failure modes in the generator. In this paper, feature extraction has been performed using the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) to detect the electrical faults in the wind turbine generator. A two-stage prediction process is proposed using Naïve Bayes Classifier (NBC), where the healthy and faulty modes are first determined, followed by classifying the types of electrical faults. Three-phase stator currents are used as fault detection signals. The performance of the proposed algorithm has been evaluated in Simulink for a 1659 kW wind turbine drivetrain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 15th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG)
ISBN (Electronic)9781728180717
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021

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Name2021 IEEE 15th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2021


  • Electrical faults
  • Fault detection
  • Naïve bayes classifier
  • Wavelet transform
  • Wind turbine drivetrain

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