•  
  •  
 

Publication Year

2011

Abstract

A company that pressure-treats wood wants to minimize its annual cost without using more than 250 days of operation per year. In addition, they want to find the corresponding value of time, batches and cost for each category. We develop an expression in terms of boards per batch to model the total cost of the treatment process. We then take the derivative and use Newton's Method to find the number of boards per batch that minimizes total cost.

Included in

Mathematics Commons

Share

COinS

Advisors:

Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics

Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Problem Suggester:

Scott Campbell