Chapter 27. Linear Programming as a Method for Optimization of Ceramic Processes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Richard L. Lehman

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314708.ch27

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1994 Ceramic Manufacturers and Suppliers Worskhop: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 3

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1994 Ceramic Manufacturers and Suppliers Worskhop: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 3

How to Cite

Lehman, R. L. (1995) Linear Programming as a Method for Optimization of Ceramic Processes, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1994 Ceramic Manufacturers and Suppliers Worskhop: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 3 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314708.ch27

Author Information

  1. Center for Ceramics Research, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375365

Online ISBN: 9780470314708

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Keywords:

  • reformulation;
  • manipulation;
  • formulation;
  • characterize;
  • specifications

Summary

An integrated method for modeling ceramic processes has been developed that incorporates traditional reformulation techniques for ceramic bodies with a new algorithm that models processes as a group of interacting linear elements. Linear programming concepts are used in the computer-assisted calculations. Input for the technique consists of property specifications and key characteristics of available raw materials and process parameters. The program algorithm varies these values in a way that optimizes the product and process according to predefined constraints.