window displays each of the objects and the parameters for the
Objects. As the value for each of the parameters is input the
template ranks it and computes its contribution towards the cumulative
value for the object.
considering that the value for Mo is 2.1 it is assigned a rank
of 64 (interpolated) and based on its relative importance it contributes
to the composite value, shown as Score. The cumulative value of
the rank and the relative importance for each parameter is the
score for the state of the object. In this case, based on a composition
shown in the value column, the material object has a score of
74 on a scale of 1-100. Similarly, other objects can be characterized
based on values for relevant parameters, and cumulative state
of different objects (Application, Environment, Material) defines
the state of the system.
been developed using principles of object-oriented programming,
as a stand-alone Microsoft windows application. It comes with
a graphical interface designed to be intuitive and allows the
user to perform different tasks using a toolbar or a menu system.