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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2023, 6(12); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2023.061216.

Analysis of Stator Circulating Current Characteristics under Eccentricity Faults of Hydro Generator


Peng Xin, Chenglei Yuan, Xun Zhang, Peirui Liu

Corresponding Author:
Peng Xin

School of Information and Control Engineering, Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology University, Jilin, 132022, China


To study the harmonic characteristics of circulating current between the stator windings in parallel branches of the hydro generator under eccentric faults, the mechanism of circulating current is theoretically analyzed. On this basis, an eccentric fault model of the hydro generator is established by ANSYS, and the eccentric fault model is simulated and calculated to obtain the harmonic characteristics of the circulating current. The results indicate that the magnitude of circulating current increases with the degree of eccentricity. Under static eccentric faults, odd-order harmonic circulating currents are generated, while under dynamic eccentric faults, both odd-order and fractional-order harmonic circulating currents are produced.


hydro generator; eccentric faults; circulating current inside parallel branches; finite element analysis

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Peng Xin, Chenglei Yuan, Xun Zhang, Peirui Liu. Analysis of Stator Circulating Current Characteristics under Eccentricity Faults of Hydro Generator. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 12: 109-114. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2023.061216.


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