• TECHNOLOGIES

    Determination of the quality of welded joints after repairs of hot water pipes

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 17 (2023), Issue 6, pg(s) 219-223

    The paper presents the results of an investigation aimed at analysing the current state of the art in the construction of hot water piping systems. Weld joint analysis and evaluation is an essential part of the inspection of hot water pipelines to ensure their safe operation. The practical part of this work is focused on the analysis and evaluation of the weld joint of original and new hot water piping. Destructive and non-destructive weld joint testing methods were applied to carry out the evaluation and analysis, the results of which were used to compare the welded joints on the hot water pipeline

  • INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

    Determining the quality of renovation layers using laser technology

    Innovations, Vol. 11 (2023), Issue 3, pg(s) 90-92

    The paper presents the results of research aimed at determining the quality of renovation layers using laser technology. In order to repair and renovate shaped parts of molds for casting aluminum alloys under high pressure, samples of experimental welds were prepared on the base material quality 1.2343 (Dievar). The renovation layers were created using additional materials Dievar, UTP A 7002 and NIFIL NiCu7 res. NiCu7 with Dievar combination. The microstructures on the cross-sections of the deposits were checked using the light microscopy technique. The technique of scanning electron microscopy and semi-quantitative EDX microanalyses were analyzed distribution of alloys in deposits. The microhardness of the deposits was determined.

  • MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS

    Matematical models for assessing the quality of functioning of the motor transport company

    Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 7 (2023), Issue 1, pg(s) 34-35

    In order to obtain the methods of assessing the quality of the functioning of the motor transport company, it is necessary to develop a methodology for quantitative evaluation of this quality. This methodology should be based on mathematical models of the quality of operations of the motor transport firm.
    For purposeful formation of quality, the paper proposes an adequate method of analysis of this quality. At the same time, a method of evaluating the quality of the functioning of the automobile enterprise, evaluating the quality of the decisions taken to improve this property, and forecasting the expected quality of the functioning have been developed.

  • INNOVATION POLICY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

    Methods and theoretical foundations for assessing the quality of products and services of a transport firm

    Innovations, Vol. 11 (2023), Issue 1, pg(s) 14-17

    The study of the formation process of the operation quality of a transport firm is the most topical, since this process significantly determines the dynamics of its evolution. The paper presents the concept of the product and service quality, describes the difference between the service and the product, as well as a step-by-step scheme of quality development. The history of quality management development is also discussed on the example of three leading regions of the world: USA, Japan and Western Europe.
    Methods for assessing the quality of products and services have been established, which are somewhat different from each other and are of great importance for assessing the activities of a transport enterprise.

  • TECHNOLOGICAL BASIS OF “INDUSTRY 4.0”

    Quality evaluation of welded joints of various steel welded by GMAW technology

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 6 (2021), Issue 3, pg(s) 87-92

    The paper presents the results of quality evaluation of weldments produced by a mutual combination of different steel grades. Weld joints were made using GMAW technology (method -135 ISO 4063). The type of welding parameters used for the quality of welded joints was monitored. The quality of welded joints was assessed using non-destructive tests. In non-destructive tests, the Visual test according to EN ISO 17637, the Penetration test with colour indication according to EN ISO 22476-12 was used to identify surface defects. The presence of internal errors was assessed by a radiation test according to EN ISO 17636-1. Within the destructive tests, the quality of the welds was assessed by a tensile test according to EN ISO 6892-1, by the test of brittleness of welds according to EN ISO 5173, the course of hardness according to EN ISO 6507-1 was determined on transverse cuts. The bending impact test according to EN ISO 9016 will determine the toughness of the weld metal and heat-affected areas. Metallographic analysis of welds according to EN ISO 17639 was performed on transverse metallographic sections using light microscopy. Based on the performed experiments, recommendations were set, or proposed changes in the welding procedures of the given steel grades.

  • TECHNOLOGICAL BASIS OF “INDUSTRY 4.0”

    Applicability of different modeling approaches to process quality management, according to the human-machine system

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 6 (2021), Issue 3, pg(s) 83-86

    Quality is a process of continuous improvement or improvement of the processes creating the product. Our ability to manage quality characteristics has a significant impact on the depth of our knowledge of the process used for the desired transformation. The application of knowledge in process management depends on the dominant factor for management: human or machine. Each requires an appropriate form of transfer of knowledge. Depending on the type of “human-machine system”, it is possible to use various mathematical and logical tools to formalize the information. This article attempts to classify the types of mathematical and logical tools applicable to process management, depending on the “human-machine system” use.

  • TECHNOLOGICAL BASIS OF “INDUSTRY 4.0”

    Automated testing framework with browserstack integration

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 5 (2020), Issue 3, pg(s) 105-108

    Nowadays ensuring high-quality software product requires a lot of testing efforts. Automated tests in the 21st century are a must. Whether it’s code peer-review, unit, integration, system or exploratory user testing – it all has to be done with given insurance and expertise! Therefore, we look to automate our testing where is conceivable. Most applications today have the equivalent of Web and Mobile versions for the same functionality, but different platforms of action in order to facilitate the users. Therefore, parallel testing of both subtypes is required to provide smooth maintenance and rapidity. Running as many builds as possible, including tests to ensure quality is essential when comes up to reliable software product and agile development. With the implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery tools, we guarantee a better way to deploy automated tests across multiple instances and execute them against those environments. BrowserStack is one common cloud solution to these requirements. It is a very powerful tool, which can be attached to our development process. This article explores detailed approach on the automation of cross-browser, device and compatibility testing in BrowserStack platform, using a custom extended automation framework to provide direct configuration output to this environment and give ease in the future Web and Mobile development.

  • Automated software testing framework “Stаssy”

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 4 (2019), Issue 4, pg(s) 171-174

    Over the last two decades, software testing has expanded in terms of both the tools used to perform different types of activities and mind-set of the people using those tools. Automated testing involves use of strategies and instruments that perform testing activities of a software product and where the interference of a person is mainly related to the research of the results of these activities. Automated testing processes are popular because of the benefits that make them an indispensable tool in everyday work for testing activities. The main advantage of automation is the abstraction of rehearsal processes within the tested system. In this way, a complete separation of the human operations from the system is achieved, as only the functionality that needs to be programmed. This article presents the development of an automation-based testing framework “Stassy” – System Stable Testing, which supports and helps to implement easily new tests related to Web platforms. The implementation includes the following structure: Object repository, Functional libraries, Global variables and Constants, Data Provider, Test scripts, Configuration files, Recovery scenarios, Loggers, Clean-up scripts and Reporting mechanism. With the advantages of Page Object Pattern and using of the following technologies: Java programming language, JUnit and TestNG extended libraries. The created scripts represent automated acceptance, functional and non-functional tests in which Page Object is used to separate those tests into individual fragments and subsequently call them in a different order according to the automation requirements and business logic. We will track the overall preparation and creation of “Stassy” automated framework and explain the benefits of such approach.

  • Roads for improving the quality of aviation education

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 4 (2019), Issue 1, pg(s) 36-39

    The most important element for achieving a sustainable development of aviation is human resources and the provision of opportunities for acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies. In this sense, aeronautical training schools are becoming more and more crucial for increasing productivity and competitiveness, as well as helping people realize their full potential and achieve their personal goals.

  • TRANSPORT. SAFETY AND ECOLOGY. LOGISTICS AND MANAGEMENT

    METHODOLOGY FOR RATING QUALITY STANDARDS IN REGIONAL PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORT

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 3, pg(s) 127-130

    Quality has a fundamental influence to the services in passenger transport. The main objective of transport is to satisfy customers’ (passengers’) requirements on the qualitative, flexible, fast and safe carriage of people and goods. Organisers of transport (public authority), providers of transport services and their customers have a different view on the perception of quality. This fact is influenced by unsystematic assessment to the quality measurement as well as by ignorance of the interaction of the transportation the peoples with the transport system. A basic element of transport service is the movement of the rolling stock with the passenger or goods from the start to end destination. In this point of the technological process of transport, the main bearer of the quality of transport services are the vehicles and the transport infrastructure. From the perspective of the vehicle, its operation-technical and utility properties are very important. From the perspective of transport infrastructure, the operating ratios and conditions are important. Due to the content of the quality concept it is not possible to focus only on the interaction of carriage and transport infrastructure. The paper is focussed on the quality evaluation of performance in regional passenger rail transport in relation to other modes of public transport. Hereby it is necessary to know the perception of quality services as well its value for the client (passenger). Consequently it is needed to set a permanent process of quality evaluation of the provided transport services. The paper is based on the premise that the customer interests present the public ordering body (authority) of the public transportation services.

  • SCIENCE

    ANALYSIS OF THE DRUG PRODUCT QUALITY PARAMETERS THROUGH STATISTICAL METHODS

    Science. Business. Society., Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 2, pg(s) 55-58

    Correlations between some basic quality parameters of a drug product, which are very important for the pharmaceutical manufacture of solid dosage forms are studied, on the base of experimental data from 135 batches. Factor analysis, control charts and histograms are implemented for the quality parameters – strength of tablet, assay of the active substance, acid resistance, disintegration), water content, drug dissolution after 150 minutes and drug dissolution after 165 minutes.. The parameter drug dissolution after 120 minutes is dropped from the analysis, because it was observed to have a zero value for all measurements. The main aim of this article is to search for a possible underlying structure in the variables with exploratory factor analysis, to monitor whether the quality parameters’ variation is consistent and the empirical distributions of the most important quality parameters using control charts and histograms.