Journal of
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Electrical Electron. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2367
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEEER
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 59


Fundamentals and literature review of Fourier transform in power quality issues

  • Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Adana Science and Technology University, Adana/TURKEY.
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Ahmet TEKE
  • Ahmet TEKE
  • Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Çukurova University, Adana/TURKEY.
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Mehmet TÃœMAY
  • Mehmet TÃœMAY
  • Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Çukurova University, Adana/TURKEY
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  •  Accepted: 22 May 2013
  •  Published: 30 May 2013


Economic impact of power quality (PQ) disturbances on industry is increasing day by day with widespread use of power electronics based devices. These disturbances should be detected quickly and accurately. Fourier transform (FT) has become a powerful tool to detect, classify and analyze various types of PQ disturbances in power systems and signal processing. In this paper, the fundamentals of Fourier series and FT with their types and distinctions over other disturbance detection methods are clearly discussed. An extensive literature review of more than 50 research papers on FT is also presented.


Key words: Power quality disturbances, literature review, harmonics, Fourier transform