A linear programming model for tolerance assignment in a tolerance chart

Ping Ji

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A tolerance chart is a very useful tool for process engineers to determine tolerances and mean values of working dimensions in a process plan. The mean working dimensions can be calculated from linear equations while the tolerances are still mainly assigned manually. This paper presents a linear programming (LP) model of tolerance assignment for computer-aided tolerance charting. A linear equation set can be obtained which is useful to analyse the LP model. Furthermore, the condition of a non-existing feasible solution of the LP model is derived. Finally, the LP model is solved from its dual problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-751
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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