This paper presents the development of a Java applet to simulate three-phase power system when harmonics is being introduced. The applet-based makes the simulator a very useful visual tool in understanding how harmonics affects the shape of sinusoidal waveform and thus the quality of power resulted thereof. The use of Java applet also enables the simulator to be run through internet via web-browser, and hence improves its availability and accessibility. The skeleton of the simulator will first be described. Then, discussion on how to operate the simulator follows which includes an example with snapshots to demonstrate the execution of the simulator.


Electrical and Computer Engineering



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