Case Studies

Below is a selection of equation-free solutions to problems brought before thew Maths in Industry Study Group.

MISG 2005

Download: Eqn-FreeMISG2005.pdf (664 KB)

Problems include:
    • Predicting off-site deposition of spray drift from horticultural spraying through porous barriers on soil and plant surfaces
    • Development of empirical relationships for metallurgical design of hot-rolled steel products
    • Optimising the relationship of electricity spot price to real-time input data factors associated with trends in bare ground in high country
    • Implementing lanier’s patents for stable, safe and economical ultra-short wing vacu- and para-planes
    • Modelling the physics of high speed product-weighing
    • Determining temperature control of wash water in a laundry environment


MISG 2006

Download: Eqn-FreeMISG2006.pdf (8,571 KB)

Problems include:
    • Development of empirical relationships for the mechanical properties of cold-rolled steel products (nz steel)
    • Process driven models for spray retention by plants (plant protection chemistry nz)
    • Predicting the effects of agricultural land management change on soil quality and productivity (sustainable soils group, c/o crop and food research ltd)
    • Expectations for loss of supply in the new zealand power (transpower ltd)
    • Dynamic model of a washing machine balancing system (fisher and paykel ltd)
    • Tree growth and wood formation - applications of anisotopic surface growth (ensis ltd)
    • Sustainable water management in the minerals industry (centre for water in the minerals industry)

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