Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Halpin, S. Mark

Committee Member

Grzybowski, Stanislaw

Committee Member

Mazzola, Michael S.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Increased power quality problems due to intensive usage of power electronic devices resulted in development of software applications to perform quick harmonic analysis. However, the present harmonic analysis applications have special software or computer locks requirements and occupy huge memory and cost high. An application program (using Microsoft Visual C++) that is simple yet accurate in calculations; with no special software or high memory requirements is developed in this thesis work. The program uses the automatic acceptance criteria (AAC) and the harmonic penetration techniques in calculating the system voltages. Several userriendly features and tools that aid in better understanding of system harmonics are included in the program. Comparison of case study results with Superharm simulation results proves the program?s accuracy. This thesis work resulted in an informative and time saving program with which the user can document the study results and analyze them with minimum effort.