The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has relevance to Advances in Technology. For example, some research is related to three-phase induction motors which are known to be the working horse of industry owing to their reliability and ability to self-start. This research work proposes a motor-current-signature- analysis method for the detection and classification of rotor faults in three-phase induction motors. Early detection and classification of faults reduces downtime of machines and the cost of maintenance.
Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering show their interest in these topics by conducting research and reporting the outcomes in prestigious international and national journals, magazines, symposia, conferences and meetings. More than 3 publications were reported during the last two years.
The Faculty is continuously encouraging its researchers to work with teams from other departments. This encouragement is expected to increase the research topics under this theme in the near future. One main research direction consists in applying vibration analysis on fault diagnosis in order to highlight the root causes for machine breakdowns to apply predictive maintenance and to review the types of machine fault analyzed by applying vibration sensors.