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QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT IN SOFTWARE TESTING

 

Authors: Shubhra Banerji

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/01-11

ABSTRACT:
There is a need for quality software and at the same time one has to reduce the testing time .In view of this, the test engineers have to decide several strategies. In this paper two very important strategies namely quality management and client relationship management are discussed to achieve quality with minimum testing time. The various issues, steps of the approaches and advantages were clearly pointed out. All the strategies were illustrated with case studies and the benefits were shown. Finally the limitations and scope for further work in these aspects are pointed out.

DESIGN OF A 9 KWP GRID CONNECTED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT USING 100 M2 AVAILABLE AREA IN PATIALA

 

Authors: Souvik Ganguli, Sunanda Sinha

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/12-27

ABSTRACT
The depletion of fossil fuel resources on a worldwide basis has necessitated an urgent search for alternative energy sources to meet up the present day demands. Solar energy is clean, inexhaustible, environment-friendly and a potential resource among the various renewable energy options. But neither a stand-alone solar photovoltaic system nor a wind energy system can provide a continuous supply of energy due to seasonal and periodic variations. Therefore, in order to satisfy the load demand, grid connected energy systems are now being implemented that combine solar and conventional conversion units. The objective of this work is to estimate the potential of grid connected solar photovoltaic power in Patiala district of Punjab and finally develop a system based on the potential estimations made for an available area of 100 m2. Equipment specifications are provided based on the availability of the components in Indian market.

CARBON NANO TUBE: A PROMINENT SENSING ELEMENT FOR DETECTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE USING WIRELESS SENSORS

 

Authors: Dr Othman Sidek, Dr Shahid Kabir, Mr. Sayed Abulhasan Quadri

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/28-34

ABSTRACT
Since industrialization, human activities have resulted in steadily increasing concentrations of the greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide alone contributes roughly two-thirds to the ‘enhanced greenhouse effect. Clearly, a need exists for accurate, inexpensive, long term monitoring of environmental contaminants using sensors that can be operated on site. Over the past decade, many WSN-based monitoring applications have been proposed. The paper reviews the developments of sensing elements to monitor Carbon dioxide in the environment. The unique properties of Carbon nanotube makes it potential sensing element in the sensor technology incorporating wireless sensor network.

NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEM: SURVEY AND DIRECTIONS

 

Authors: Sachi Mittal, Anwar S Siddiqui

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/35-50

ABSTRACT:
This paper extends a survey on Networked Control Systems (NCSs) published in previous papers. General frameworks and some fundamental issues for the study of NCSs are proposed. A significant emphasis has been on developing control methodologies to study the character of NCSs. This survey paper presents recent NCSs control methodologies, some promising research directions are also covered.

FINGERPRINT MATHING IN INDIA: AN OVERVIEW

 

Authors: Rahul Vivek Purohit, S.A.Imam

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/51-59

ABSTRACT
Pattern recognition’s purpose is to categories data based on statistical information obtained from the patterns. In fingerprint recognition system, the individuality of a subject is established on the basis of locations where ridges of palm end abruptly or where a ridge branches into two or more ridges. These locations are called minutiae points and the ridges form a fingerprint pattern. This paper presents an overview of fingerprint matching and provides a detail study of various methods in Indian perspective.

PRODUCT DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: A STUDY ON NEW APPROACH OF DATABASE MAINTANANCE

 

Authors: Raghunandan H M, Mr. Prakash Hosadurga, Dr. N S Narahari

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/60-68

ABSTRACT:
Data management in present day organization dealing with manufacturing or assembling operations is one of the main tasks. As complexity of the part or derivatives of part increases there exists a need for the data management system that can help in activities such as data storage, data retrieval and ease of data finding. Presently many organizations use significant part naming / coding methods which use numerical/alphanumerical coding. The part naming methods that was practiced in the pre-computer age possessed major disadvantage of processing current information requirements, means there was a large gap between component specifications and coding being developed. The common people or even the people within the organization were not able to understand what exactly the coding depicts. Later as the computers were used to store design documents, there existed a need to name the parts, which is simple and efficient in terms identifying the same. This paper undergoes a brief on how the design data is stored in any of the PDM systems, using different part naming and nomenclature techniques for the above said characteristics. And also proposes a simple way of naming the parts in an efficient way using specifications of the product. By doing so, whenever there is a need for new part or product development one can easily search for existing parts if any and proceed for further design process.

AN INSTANTANEOUS KINEMATICS METHOD FOR ROBOT CONTROL IN VISION BASED SORTING APPLICATION

 

Authors: R. Senthilnathan, R. Sivaramakrishnan, A. Jothilingam and C. Senthil Vel

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/69-78

ABSTRACT
Vision guided robotics for manufacturing is an area which has diversified applications and geometry based issues to be addressed. The paper is an attempt to solve a typical problem that could be faced by an bearing manufacturing industry incorporating vision assisted robot based sorting of annular metallic ball bearings. The robots incorporating magnetic grippers are the ones which are more prone to the problem of picking up closely placed components where in picking of one component would disturb the position of the other. It is obvious that in an electromagnetic gripper this task could be achieved by controlling the current in the windings of the gripper from which the magnetic field could be altered to apply only the required gripping force. Though online cameras could be a better choice for such application whereby new position of the dislocated neighboring component could be easily found, this paper is just an attempt to avoid the neighbouring parts being disturbed from their actual positions. The component’s priority for being picked and placed in the respective containers might have to be varied dynamically based on the locations of the object of interest and the neighboring object. Generally this is a particular issue required to be addressed during the picking and placing operation involving ferromagnetic parts handled by an electromagnetic gripper. The main objective of the paper is to develop an instantaneous inverse kinematics scheme for the typical cases of closed located bearings which has to be taken care for change in priority of picking and spatial positioning of the electromagnetic gripper. The instantaneous kinematics is used to compute the new coordinate of the end-effector which might be suitably offset from the centers of the bearings; that is the actual coordinate of the end-effector position given by the original kinematic equations of the robot considered.

SMART UTILITY FOR MSAS 2005

Authors: Sheetal S.Patil, Sunita S.Dhotre, Uday C. Patkar
  JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/79-81  
  ABSTRACT
Smart Utility for MSAS 2005 is a new tool in the field of business intelligence.[10] It has a lot of functionality that makes it easier to manage large scale BI application s. One cool thing about this paper is that it let’s you script many administrative tasks like documentation and comparisons of cubes and dimensions, creation and deletion of partitions. It provides a unified and integrated of all your business data as the foundation for all of your traditional reporting, OLAP analysis. Querying is the operation where this work provides data to client applications in the form of HTML format according to the calculation and data requirements of a MDX query. It uses Sql server analysis services 2005 [1]which help to design and create multidimensional objects, databases, dimensions, and cubes.
 

ASSESSMENT OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATION POTENTIAL & ESTIMATION OF POSSIBLE PLANT CAPACITY FOR 100 M2 AVAILABLE AREA IN KOLKATA

 

Authors: Souvik Ganguli, Sunanda Sinha

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/82-92

ABSTRACT
The depletion of fossil fuel resources on a worldwide basis has necessitated an urgent search for alternative energy sources to meet up the present day demands. Solar energy is clean, inexhaustible, environment friendly and a potential resource among the various renewable energy options. Solar radiation is the key factor determining electricity produced by photovoltaic (PV) systems. This paper reports a novel method to measure the potential of solar photovoltaic generation in Kolkata, the state capital of West Bengal measured with the help of solar-meter. Further, possible plant capacity is estimated for 100 m2 available area.

INFLUENCE OF ELECTRICAL PARAMETERS IN POWDER MIXED ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING (PMEDM) OF HASTELLOY

 

Authors: Paramjit Singh, Anil Kumar, Naveen Beri, Vijay Kumar

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/93-105

ABSTRACT
PMEDM is a complex machining process which is controlled by a number of machining parameters. Each machining parameter has its own influence on performance of the process. The objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of electrical parameters on the performance of this process. Peak current, gap voltage, pulse on time and duty cycle are taken as machining parameters. Material removal rate, tool wear rate, % wear ratio and surface roughness are taken as response parameters to measure process performance. The experimental investigations are carried out using copper electrode. Nineteen experiments are performed on hastelloy using electronica make smart ZNC electric discharge machine tool. Variations of response parameters are plotted against input machining parameters. The study indicates that all the input machining parameters strongly affect the machining performance of hastelloy.

ANALYTICAL METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR CHIRAL SEPARATIONS OF FRUITY FLAVONOIDS USING RP-HPLC WITH IMPROVED SELECTIVITY AND SENSITIVITY

 

Authors: Shrikant R. Kulkarni, Anil W Kharche

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/106-113

ABSTRACT
Citrus fruits are looked upon as one of the healthy eating options. It is attributed to the presence of active components in citrus fruits called as flavonoids which have been identified to be imparting many health benefits. Bioflavonoids are also referred to collectively as vitamin P, although they are not actually vitamins in true sense, but probably due to their health-promoting properties they are being so called. Citrus fruits like Lemons, Oranges, and Sweet lime, etc. are found to contain predominantly flavonoid called hesperidin which is considered to be concentrated in the white, membranous parts and the peel and has been credited with antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer and analgesic properties, apart from others. Flavonoids are naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds. Chemically, hesperidin consists of a flavanone component joined to a sugar group bonded at 7- position to oxygen atom to give the rhamnoglucoside. However, after ingestion, the sugar group is found to be getting removed to leave the parent flavanone, 3',5,7-trihydroxy-4'-methoxyflavanone-7-rhamnoglucoside), also known as hesperetin. Flavonoids are found to exist in two enantimeric forms, R-and S-hesperidin respectively. There has been a necessity of developing new but more powerful methods for better analysis of hesperidin in biological fluids. Given the chiral nature of hesperidin (HD) which was hitherto not taken into account in evolving at earlier methods, an effort has been made by using Octyl decyl Silane (ODS, non polar) as a stationary phase and further using mobile phase consisting of water/methanol (50:50, v/v) at room temperature containing acidic buffer with PH 4.5, following column conditioning. The detection was done by using on column UV detector at 205 nm and 298 nm. Calibration curves were obtained and were found to be reasonably linear. Sample preparation and processing was done meticulously by using methods like vacuum filtration and ultrasonication etc. before subjecting it to chromatographic analysis. The developed method was successfully applied to the determination of hesperedin enantiomers and it is more of an analytical purification than preparative one.

INTELLIGENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

Authors: Shivani Sharma, Dr. Priyanka Sharma

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/114-120

ABSTRACT
The new tariff structure has been introduced to promote grid discipline by all players (generators and consumers) as well as to make the power generation domain more viable for private sector participation. As a result, the operation philosophy employed by power generation utilities also has undergone change under the ABT. This paper aims to help the end user (as a large power generation utility) to manage their resources in the most optimal and economic fashion under the new regime. A typical Architecture for Energy Management system is also described.

COGNITIVE NETWORKS: SMART NETWORK

 

Authors: Prof. S.M. Mahamuni, Dr. Vivekanand Mishra, Dr.V.M.Wadhai

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/121-134

ABSTRACT
Cognitive wireless network has emerged as a promising technology for maximizing the utilisation of frequency spectrum. To improve spectrum utilisation, cognitive radio attempt to use temporarily unoccupied spectrum.

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF OPERATING VARIABLES ON XYLANASE ENZYME ACTIVITY IN MELANOCARPUS ALBOMYCES BATCH CULTURE USING FUZZY AND KINETICS APPROACH

 

Authors: Vipan Kumar Sohpal, Amarpal Singh, Apurba Dey

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/135-141

ABSTRACT
The thermal and operational inactivation of a commercial Xylanase from Melanocarpus Albomyces was studied in several buffered solutions usually employed to study the activity of this enzyme. In this work firstly enzyme kinetic data obtained at temperatures from 40 to 80°C at pH 6.0-7.0 were used to find activity, half life and de-activation constant. Secondly the fuzzy model of the operating variable (Temperature & pH) is developed. Performance was evaluated by comparing fuzzy model for the batch kinetic data. Fuzzy models were developed using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). It is observed that half time (t1/2) and deactivation constant have (Kd) significant effect of temperature. The parameters of Vmax and Km obtained using Lineweaver-Burk plot method.

TECHNO-ECONOMICAL FEASIBILITY OF WATER DISINFECTION USING SOLAR ENERGY

 

Authors: Girish Deore, Dr. Girish Kulkarni

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/142-148

ABSTRACT
Chlorine is being actively promoted as a low cost disinfection technique but is found to have limited usage because it changes the taste of water. In addition, misuse of chlorine compounds poses a safety hazard. Removing excess chlorine is important to prevent taste problems. A disadvantage of chlorine is its ability to react with natural organic matter to produce THMs and other halogenated DBPs. The high cost of water purification has now forced households to use alternative sources of water of poorer quality that represent a greater risk to health. Treatment to control waterborne microbial contaminants by exposure to sunlight in clear vessels that allows the combined germicidal effects of both UV radiation and heat has been developed and put into practice. Solar disinfection, or SODIS as it is known, is one of the simplest methods for providing acceptable quality drinking water.A portable, low cost, and low maintenance solar unit to disinfect the potable water has been designed and tested. The solar disinfection unit was tested for bore-well water. After running a batch of 10 minutes E.coli, Salmonella and Shigella were found to be completely eliminated from the water sample. The results show that the disinfection achieved in bore well water in 8 min, is well within the WHO parameters for drinking water.

STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF A FUNCTIONALLY GRADED TIMOSHENKO BEAM ON WINKLER’S ELASTIC FOUNDATION

 

Authors: Mohanty S.C.,Dash R.R.,Rout T.

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/149-165

ABSTRACT
This article presents an analysis of a functionally graded ordinary (FGO) beam and functionally graded sandwich (FGSW) beam on Winkler’s elastic foundation using finite element method. The material properties are assumed to follow both exponential and power law. The natural frequency as well as the critical buckling load of FGO beam is found to be increased with foundation modulus. This result is obtained for both type of property distribution and also for both steel-rich bottom and Al-rich bottom beam. For FGSW beam with bottom skin and top skin as steel and alumina respectively the critical buckling load increases with the foundation stiffness when the properties in the FGM core varies as per exponential law as well as power law. The critical buckling load of FGSW beam increases with the increase of core thickness when the properties in the FGM core are assumed to follow exponential law, whereas it decreases with the increase of core thickness when the properties in the core are assumed as per power law. The frequencies of the FGSW beam increase when the Winkler’s modulus is increased

EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND PH ON FLOC STABILITY AND BIODEGRADATION IN PAPER AND PULP EFFLUENT

 

Authors: Radhakrishnan Saraswathi and M.K.Saseetharan

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/166-176

ABSTRACT
The effluent quality of a pulp in paper mill using activated sludge process and finally secondary treatment depends on the flocculation efficiency and settling of the flocs. The survey of various treatment processes in water and wastewater treatment shows that temperature and pH are the important factors affecting the efficiency of flocculation and settling processes. The present study investigates the effects of pH and temperature on floc stability and degradation efficiency in paper and pulp mill effluent. The physico-chemical quality of pulp and paper mill effluent has been analyzed by Shake flask method for the degradation of pulp and paper mill effluent in 72 hours incubation period using mixed culture. The temperature and pH of the effluent sample was varied between 25 to 55 C and 3 to 9 respectively. The results indicate that mixed culture was found to degrade COD by 90% and BOD by 99% at temperature of 35C and pH value of 7. Floc stability sustained at 35C temperature and pH value of 7.

USE OF SHAININ TOOLS FOR SIMPLIFYING SIX SIGMA IMPLEMENTATION IN QMS/ISO CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENT– AN INDIAN SME CASE STUDY

 

Authors:Anand K. Bewoor*, Maruti S. Pawar

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/177-194

ABSTRACT
Six sigma for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is an emerging topic among many academics and Six Sigma practitioners over the last two to three years. Very few studies have been reported about the successful applications of Six Sigma in SMEs. Main objective of this paper is to examine the extent of usefulness of a simpler but not very frequently used methodology known as the Shainin methodology for simplifying the implementing Six Sigma. To confirm whether Six Sigma implementation is simplified, this paper highlights the comparison of three DOE approaches viz. Classical, Taguchi and Shainin methodology.A case study based research work done in ISO certified Indian SME, concludes that, Six Sigma implementation process can be simplified by using Shainin tools and proper use company’s ISO/QMS.

AN OVERVIEW ON BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

 

Authors: Agarwal P K, Sharma Anupama, Singh A. P

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/195-205

ABSTRACT
Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public transport solution that can significantly improve urban mobility. Public Transport System in most Indian cities is rapidly deteriorating because of the increasing travel demand and inefficient transportation system. There are various problems related with publictransport such that tremendous increase in number of accidents, Environmental degradation, Congestion, Overcrowding due to inadequate system, Frequency of service and schedule is not strictly adhered. The problem of pollution, safety and inefficiency have reached at a alarming level in most of the major cities in India due to unabated growth of its population -both of people and motor vehicles, combined with inefficient public transport system and poor enforcement of environmental laws etc. Thus, there is a great need to ensure clean, efficient, affordable, effective and safe public transportation system and for this Bus Rapid Transit System could become an appropriate solution. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Systems have emerged as one of the important mode of public transport. They are Motorized Transport comparatively flexible, easily accessible, and efficient and also cost effective in terms of being able to transport a large number of people (rather than vehicles). BRT systems can easily be customized to community needs and incorporate state-of-the-art, low-cost technologies that result in more passengers and less congestion. This paper presents an overview of BRTS and the salient features of BRTS.

TSUNAMI PROPAGATION IN ARABIAN SEA AND ITS EFFECT ON PORBANDAR, GUJARAT, INDIA

 

Authors:V M Patel, H S Patel, A P Singh

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/206-217

ABSTRACT
Almost all of the recorded tsunamis along the Arabian Peninsula have occurred on its eastern and southern edge, some, such as the one formed by the 1945 Makran earthquake, were extremely destructive. The Indian Ocean is the most likely source area for future destructive tsunamis (Jordan, 2008 & Rastogi, 2006). The most significant tsunamigenic earthquake in recent times was that of 28 November 194521:56 UTC (03:26 IST) with a magnitude of 8.1 (Mw). In this paper an attempt is made for a numerical simulation of the tsunami generation from the Makran Subduction Zone, and its propagation into the Arabian Sea and its effect on the Porbandar city of Gujarat, India, through the use of a numerical model. It is observed from the results that the simulated arrival time of tsunami waves at the Porbandar is in good agreement with the available data sources. In this study more importance has been given to the run up height of tsunami waves, arrival time and inundation map.Also effect of different fault parameters on basic data is also studied.

ABS MODIFIED BMI RESINS-EFFECT OF ABS CONTENT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RESIN AND COMPOSITES

 

Authors: Salini K*, Krishna M, K S Rai and Satheesh chandran M

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/221-229

ABSTRACT
This paper reports an experimental study on the effect of addition of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) in weight percentages (2-10wt %)to Bismaleimide resin (BMI) on thermal, morphological and mechanical properties. The bismaleimide resin was composed of 4,4’-bismaleimidediphenyl methane (BMI) and o,o’- diallyl bisphenol A (DABA). The ABS incorporated BMI resin system have showed decreased Tg with increase of ABS wt%. Modified and unmodified BMI/ carbon composites were prepared and tested for Tensile, flexural and impact properties and were found to be highest at 8% weight of ABS loading. SEM analysis has shown homogeneous blends of BMI/ABS system.

INTELLIGENT E-LEARING SYSTEMS USING WEB 3.0

 

Authors: Sunita Dhotre, Sheetal Patil

 

JERS/ Volume I/ Issue II/ October-December, 2010/230-232

 

ABSTRACT
The objective of the paper is to design an architecture which describe E-learning. Web 3.0 uses widget aggregation, intelligent retrieval, user interest modeling and semantic annotation. In this paper we discuss the architecture of E-learning system using Web 3.0.