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Title: Optimum target sizes for a sequential sawing process
Author: Claxton, H. Dean
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-87. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 10 p
Station ID: RP-PSW-087
Description: A method for solving a class of problems in random sequential processes is presented. Sawing cedar pencil blocks is used to illustrate the method. Equations are developed for the function representing loss from improper sizing of blocks. A weighted over-all distribution for sawing and drying operations is developed and graphed. Loss minimizing changes in the control variables of saw settings are calculated from the developed equations.
Key Words: sawing, operations research, sequential processes, saw setting, mathematical analysis, quality control
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Claxton, H. Dean 1972. Optimum target sizes for a sequential sawing process Res. Paper PSW-RP-87. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 10 p.
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