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Title: Sawmill simulation: data instructions and computer programs

Author: Reynolds, Hugh W.; Reynolds, Hugh W.;

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Pap. NE-152. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 41 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: Sawmill production managers often find it hard to tell what sawing pattern will yield the most. If sample logs are sawed in one sawing pattern, they cannot be reassembled and sawed again in a different pattern. And if a new sample of logs is used for each new sawing pattern, it is hard to tell if differences in yield are due to the sawing patterns or are due to natural differences between the logs in the samples. But by using a computer to simulate the sawing, the same log sample can be sawed again and again, and yields of the different sawing patterns can be compared. This paper has been prepared for use by sawmill production managers and researchers who want to use this simulated sawing technique. It is assumed that they can obtain the help of a competent computer programmer. All details needed by the computer programmer to use this computer program are given in this paper.

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Reynolds, Hugh W. 1970. Sawmill simulation: data instructions and computer programs. Res. Pap. NE-152. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 41 p.


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