USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station


  fs.fed.us
 
Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.

Publications and Products

Research Paper

Title: Optimum target sizes for a sequential sawing process

Author: Claxton, H. Dean

Date: 1972

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

View and Print this Publication (520 KB)

Citation

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.

Last Modified: Aug 24, 2016 02:48:52 PM