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jom
 Post subject: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:37 am 
 
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I'm looking for a cheap Harmonic Balance program out there. I've tried HABALA (or whatever it was called) and it was difficult to use...in fact I never got it to work. Any others out there?

jom


 
   
 
maxwell
 Post subject: Re: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:45 pm 
 
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Hi jom,

I have searched many times for open source harmonic balance software for Windows with no success. You used to be able to get "Harmonic Balance" from UC Berkeley, but it's hard to find now even on their site. It's probably 16-bit code that will not run on the newer 64-bit operating systems.

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/Software/Description/harmonic.balance.html

Ansoft offers a free student version.

http://www.ansoft.com/downloads.cfm


 
   
 
jom
 Post subject: Re: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:48 pm 
 
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Yep, I found both those sites yesterday. I still have no clue about that Berkeley site. It gives a bunch of info then....nothing.

The Ansoft doesn't have the Harmonic Balance in the student version evidently. They stopped that 5/6 years ago with SV 8.5 or some such.

I wonder how one would approach writing your own code??

Thanks

jom


 
   
 
maxwell
 Post subject: Re: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:55 pm 
 
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jom wrote:
I wonder how one would approach writing your own code??

Well, first you earn a PhD...
:lol:


 
   
 
jom
 Post subject: Re: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:51 pm 
 
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maxwell wrote:
jom wrote:
I wonder how one would approach writing your own code??

Well, first you earn a PhD...
:lol:


Image

jom


 
   
 
biff44
 Post subject: Re: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:03 pm 
 
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Ahh grasshopper, you seek:

http://qucs.sourceforge.net/

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Maguffin Microwave Consulting
www.MaguffinMicrowave.com


 
   
 
jom
 Post subject: Re: Are cheap (or free) Harmonic Balance programs out there?
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:55 pm 
 
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Thanks Biff

Question: How does run this on XP? There wasn't an .exe file in the tar file I downloaded. ??

Thanks

jom




Posted  11/12/2012