A customer has asked me to design an open-top stainless steel vat. It is to have a square base and a volume of 32 cubic ft. to be welded from quarter-inch plate, and to weigh no more than necessary. What dimensions do I recommend?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:05 pm ad1c9bdddf
From the condition, we know the base of the vat is a square. Suppose the size of the square is x ft. Suppose the height of the vat is y ft. The vat is welded from quater-inch plate. We want to minimize ...
The solution provides an example of optimization for a steel vat weighing as little as possible.