Title Packaging Optimization Using Minimization with Constraints
Course Accelerated Calculus II – Math 2419, Spring 2006
Students Chang Young Jang, Recipient of HI-TECCC Scholarship awarded in Spring 2007, Honors student, won first place in the southwest section of the 2006 Student Mathematics League, a national competition hosted by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC);
Andrea Grosso, Recipient of HI-TECCC Scholarship awarded in Spring 2006, Honors student
With a huge number of products sold, packing industry represents a significant portion of the economy. The cost of the packaging becomes an important factor in the total cost especially in the consumer products where millions are made and sold. An ideal package will hold the desired amount of product at a minimum cost. This project analyzes several basic packaging shapes and determines their optimal sizes under a specified volume constraint.