A Software Tool for Harmonic Distortion Simulation Caused by Non-linear Household Loads
In this paper we present a software tool to be used in residential/household generic power circuitry analysis and simulation, under non-linear loads. This tool can both be used by electrical engineers and by students of electrical engineering. It has an easy-to-use, friendly interface, and can be used to teach design techniques or as a laboratory tool to study the applicability of known methods to real world practical situations. Also, the users may supply their own data. The simulated results are very close to the measured ones.
KeywordsResidential power circuits simulation harmonic distortion non-linear loads
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