lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

Maths for metallurgy. Linear programming and furnace metallic charge optimizations

Linear programming is a rather new optimization technique, whose origin can be found in the development of tools for military decision making during World War II. It is a set of procedures that allow maximizing or minimizing a target function, which is subjected to a set of linear restrictions.

The systematization of these procedures and the demonstration of their validity in a given frame of rules and axioms are owed to the mathematician George B. Dantzig. In 1963, Dantzig published with RAND Corporation (property of the United States Air Forces) an extensive handbook on linear programming under the title “Linear Programming and Extensions”.