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Applied Computer Science Volume 15, Number 1, 2019

VERIFICATION OF ACCURACY AND COST OF USE METHOS OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF DESIGN PATTERNS

Professional programmers use many additional tools over the Integrated Development Environment during their work. Very often they are looking for new solutions, while expecting that the new tool will provide accurate results, and the cost of use will fit within the planned budget. The aim of the article is to present the results of two comparative analyzes carried out in terms of accuracy and the cost of using the quality assessment method of implementation of design patterns.

TECHNIQUES OF GENERATING SCHEDULES FOR THE PROBLEM OF FINANCIAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTI-STAGE PROJECT

The article presents the problem of scheduling a resource-constrained project with discounted cash flow maximization from the perspective of a contractor. The contractor's expenses (cash outflows for the contractor) are associated with the execution of activities. The client's payments (cash inflows for the contractor) are performed after fulfilling the agreed project stages. The following techniques are suggested for solving the problem: the activity right-shift procedure, the backward scheduling with the optimization of completion dates for the agreed project stages and the modified triple justification technique. The effect of these techniques of generating schedules is illustrated for an exemplary project. Finally, an experimental analysis of the proposed procedures is presented.

APPLICATION OF ACOUSTIC SIGNAL PROCESSING METHODS IN DETECTING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED KINEMATIC CHAIN MOVEMENT FOR THE KNEE JOINT

The paper presents results of preliminary research of analysis of signals recorded for open and closed kinematic chain in one volunteer with chondromalacia in both knees. The preliminary research was conducted in order to establish the accuracy of the proposed method and will be used for formulating further research areas. The aim of the paper is to show how FFT, recurrence plots and recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) can help in bioacoustic signals analysis.

COMPUTER SUPPORT OF ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS OF WORKING CONDITIONS AT WORKSTATIONS

The article shows issues of using computer-aided technologies for ergonomic analysis at worksplaces using a dedicated tool in the Delmia environment. The scope of the ergonomic evaluation has been limited to the analysis of RULA and NIOSH, the data needed for it was gathered on the basis of observation, interview and task analysis. The results of the research showed the strenous nature of the work, therefore improvements within undertaken workplace area were proposed and re-analyzed. The obtained results proved reduction  of strenousness, which was the basis for the practical implementation of the proposed changes.

ENCAPSULATION OF IMAGE METADATA FOR EASE OF RETRIEVAL AND MOBILITY

Increasing proliferation of images due to multimedia capabilities of hand-held devices has resulted in loss of source information resulting from inherent mobility. These images are cumbersome to search out once stored away from their original source because they drop their descriptive data. This work, developed a model to encapsulate descriptive metadata into the Exif section of image header for effective retrieval and mobility. The resulting metadata used for retrieval purposes was mobile, searchable and non-obstructive.

DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE FOR IDENTIFICATION OF FILAMENTS USED IN 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

The aim of the work was to develop a computer program that allows identification of polymer materials that are used in 3D printing technology. The computer program was made using the algorithm that concerns the method of thermal polymer degradation. Filament samples were prepared for this purpose and then set on fire. The collected data on the flammability of polymers was used in an algorithm that can make a decision to identify the name of the polymer. The software can be used to identify polymer prints used for 3D printing technology. The computer program supports the process of recycling plastics and supports ecological work.

EFFICIENT NUMERICAL MODELLING OF FUNCTIONALLY GRADED SHELL MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR

Numerical analysis of the static bending and free vibration mechanical behavior of FGM are performed using the UMAT-USDFLD subroutines in ABAQUS software. Different combinations of geometries, mechanical loading and boundary conditions are adopted. The material properties according to the coordinates of the integration points are defined in the developed numerical model. The First Order Deformation Theory is used for thin and moderately thick FG shells analysis. The accuracy and the robustness of the numerical model are illustrated through the solution of several non trivial structure problems. The proposed numerical procedure is significantly efficient from the computational point of view.

IT TOOLS SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT IN A HIGH-TECH ENTERPRISE

Nowadays, the rapid development of Information Technologies in several fields of socio-economic activity can be observed. High-tech companies develop or implement IT solutions in numerous areas, including employee management. In the studied high-tech enterprise, the IT solutions are used in order to facilitate employee management in recruitment and selection, development and training, evaluation, motivation, talent management and personnel-related services. The company implemented an integrated employee management system. This enabled data integration and improvement of employee management. Owing to the implementation of the tools, the company improve work efficiency in the course of procedures being standardized.