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Title: A pattern enumeration approach to the trim loss problem
Author: Coverdale, Ian Lawson
ISNI:       0000 0001 3390 9948
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 1978
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This thesis examines the characteristics of practical one dimensional trim loss problems. As a result of the wide range of these characteristics, previous scheduling methods have only had a limited range of applicability. A heuristic approach is proposed, based on pattern enumeration, which can be used to develop scheduling methods for a reasonably wide class of trim loss problems. The effectiveness of the approach depends on its ability to avoid the intractable residual problems which normally arise towards the end of a heuristic scheduling procedure. The approach is used in three case studies, and the efficiency of the schedules generated is compared with that yielded by other methods.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Management