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Optimization of a Batch Process

by Austin Figler


Submitted : Spring 2009

The problem of optimization is very common. To solve this problem I began by solving the problem using process of elimination. I guessed high and low numbers till I settled on what I found to be the most efficient number. Then I had to figure out how to present my project through calculus. I created an equation with one variable (X) for the cost of operation. X is the most efficient number of pieces per batch. I took the derivative of the equation and set it equal to 0 to find my value for X. My conclusion was that my calculated answer was not exactly the same as my



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Advisors :
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell