34. Use of Linear Programming for Reformulation of Triaxial Ceramics

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Salil K. Roy

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291047.ch34

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1978, 1979, and 1980 Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issue 9/10

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1978, 1979, and 1980 Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Roy, S. K. (1980) Use of Linear Programming for Reformulation of Triaxial Ceramics, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1978, 1979, and 1980 Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issue 9/10 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291047.ch34

Author Information

  1. University of Singapore, Faculty of Engineering Kent Ridge Campus, Singapore 0511

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1980

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373859

Online ISBN: 9780470291047

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Keywords:

  • optimum formulations;
  • formulations;
  • microstructure;
  • thixotropy

Summary

The use of linear programming to obtain economically optimum formulations that are also technically sound is described for some triaxial ceramics. Like the raw materials, the batch of a triaxial body is characterized by chemical composition and particle size distribution. The problem is to match these two characteristics of an experimental body to those of a control body. This is shown to be a typical linear programming problem and is solved using a computer for such triaxial ceramics as sanitary ware, wall tile, and hotel china.