Title - Enhancing Cutting-Edge Processing Systems Using Object-Oriented Programming, with Emphasis on Industrial Simulators
Author's: Dr. ONU Fergus U1, OHIRI Thaddeus2
Costs of industrial simulators in the likes of pH meters, viscometers, hardness testing machines etc used in chemical processing plants/labs are soaring on daily basis due to global economic recession coupled with high naira-dollar exchange rate. As a result making it impossible for our local manufacturers/industrialists to have access to their usage and applications. This translates into sub-standard products – manufacturing and a huge loss to the nations GDP. Using the principles of object-oriented programming, these existing but scarce machines can be modelled, simulated and prototyped to function as software objects classes that can mimic the real-world situation. An object-oriented programming language called Java is used as a tool to implement the algorithm that controls these simulators. The source-codes can be implemented using some rough data. The results obtained after the program implementation will be compared with what obtains in the real-world measurements. Differences will be noted as to ascertain the value of errors recorded in the measurements. Major object-oriented programming paradigms can be verified during the implementation process of the source-codes. Examples are: design evolution complaint proof and object-oriented program reusability proof.
A graphical user-interface (GUI) was designed and embedded in the coding system since we are dealing with object classes (liquid viscometer), which is synonymous with event-driven programs. Flow charts and pseudo codes of the system (simulators) process with respect to the algorithm from the object-oriented design were also highlighted. This paper provides a thorough review of an important literature namely: The TV inspection and repair problem (The YANSL modeling package (Joines and Roberts, 1996). This is not the product of a major research or field work. Hence time and space could not allow us to have access to the right data for the attributes in the viscometer simulation. This was the major reason for lack of sample outputs from the source – codes. However dummy attributes may be used to prove the programs efficiency.