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Numerical Optimization of Sand Casting Parameters Using the Dantzig’s Simplex Method

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This study adopts the Dantzig’s Simplex method to investigate optimization of sand casting parameters for optimum service performance. Some process variables and mechanical properties were adapted into the Simplex method. Aluminium alloy samples were cast, machined and subjected to a series of mechanical tests. From the body of data collected, linear functions and constraint equations were formulated and employed in the Dantzig’s Simplex method for optimization of process parameters. The results showed that the Simplex method can be adapted for studying performance opti- mization of castings.

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J. Oji, S. Datau, K. Akinluwade, A. Taiwo, D. Isadare, S. Pamtoks and A. Adetunji, "Numerical Optimization of Sand Casting Parameters Using the Dantzig’s Simplex Method," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 5, 2013, pp. 250-256. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2013.15039.

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