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Title: PLYMAP : a computer simulation model of the rotary peeled softwood plywood manufacturing process

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep, FPL-GTR-65. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 54 p.

Author(s)Spelter, Henry

Publication Year: 1990  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: This report documents a simulation model of the plywood manufacturing process. Its purpose is to enable a user to make quick estimates of the economic impact of a particular process change within a mill. The program was designed to simulate the processing of plywood within a relatively simplified mill design. Within that limitation, however, it allows a wide range of options to be incorporated so as to customize the program to a variety of situations. The program should not be confused with a linear program-based optimization model. This program does not seek an optimum solution from a range of alternatives, but only makes calculations based upon user-entered assumptions.

Keywords: Process simulation; modeling; plywood

File size: 405 kb(s)

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RITS Product ID: 16675
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)

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