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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081230
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 12, 2017.
Abstract: In this paper the harmonics measurement for computer loads is analyzed and passive filters are designed for mitigating those harmonics. The filters are designed to meet the IEEE standard 519-1992 which is recommended for harmonic current limits. Personal computers are non-linear loads that generate harmonics due to non-sinusoidal current present at entrance of power supply. In this work the personal computers in laboratory are taken as domestic load and harmonics generated by them cannot be ignored which are simulated using MATLAB/Simulink. The purpose is developing analytical method for the design of the passive harmonic filter that absorbs current harmonics caused by computer loads. The findings of this study would be supportive to make the source current free from harmonics thereby reducing the THD. Simulation results of proposed design method of passive filters shows attractive results for harmonic reduction with profit of upgrade of power factor. Design of passive harmonic filters by using non active power can be simple cost effective solution for systems.
Muhammad Usman Keerio, Muhammad Shahzad Bajwa, Abdul Sattar Saand and Munwar Ayaz memon, “Harmonics Measurement in Computer Laboratory and Design of Passive Harmonic Filter using MATLAB” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(12), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081230