This paper aims to conduct slab production optimization by a flexible tool, which is fuzzy linear programming. There is a direct relationship between slab production and mechanical stone characteristics. In this process, the goal and its tolerance cannot be specified firstly due to a lack of knowledge. Therefore, the optimal system design problem for optimal slab production under soft constraints is constructed and solved in a fuzzy environment. The results show that fuzzy linear optimization is a convenient tool for optimizing slab production. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.

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Keywords Dynamic programming, Flexible tools, Fuzzy environments, Fuzzy linear programming, Fuzzy linear programmings, Fuzzy optimizations, Linear optimizations, Linear programming, Linearization, Mechanical properties, Optimal system designs, Optimization, Particle size analysis, Production, Production optimizations, Slab, Soft constraints, Stone, Stone characteristics
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Tutmez, B., & Kaymak, U.. (2008). Fuzzy optimization of slab production from mechanical stone properties. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: computer-aided optimal design of stressed solids and multidisciplinary systems, 37(1), 71–76. doi:10.1007/s00158-007-0216-1