Details

Title

Burden Optimisation of Lump Charge Materials for Foundry Furnaces

Journal title

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

Yearbook

2017

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Keywords

Metals and Alloys

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Calculation of economically optimum charge burden for foundry furnaces depends on a solution that can be found in the field of mathematical linear programming. A traditional linear optimisation method means looking for continuous variables that can define portion of every charge component.</jats:p><jats:p>Sometimes, it can be observed that a calculated portion of charge material with a defined lump mass is rounded up, which is wrong because the charge burden prepared in such a way may either show a mistaken chemical composition, or it can entail a significant cost. With charge materials characterised by defined mass lumps, it is recommended to use a modified method of integer linear optimisation.</jats:p><jats:p>This article contains definitions of a goal function and a system of constraints considering the charge materials as stated above. In addition, a sample calculation has been included hereto to show such optimisation for a selected process of metal melting in a casting furnace.</jats:p>

Publisher

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of Polish Academy of Sciences ; Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2017

Identifier

ISSN 1733-3490

DOI

10.1515/amm-2017-0327

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