Chapter 3. Minimizing Glass Batch Costs Through Linear Programming

  1. John B Wachtman Jr.
  1. D. W. Anderson

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch3

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

How to Cite

Anderson, D. W. (1994) Minimizing Glass Batch Costs Through Linear Programming, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch3

Author Information

  1. Corning Incorporated Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375303

Online ISBN: 9780470314401

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Keywords:

  • linear equations;
  • suboptimization;
  • production batches;
  • linear programming;
  • complex system

Summary

Calculation of a glass batch may be viewed as the solution to a set of simultaneous linear equations and in equations. In specialty glass practice, the complexity of discovering the most economic batch combination meeting chemical requirements leads to sub optimization of production batches. Complex systems may be solved to yield assured economy using the techniques of linear programming The principles of linear programming and the application of three commercial software packages for optimizing batch cost are discussed.