Block layout method in the block stockyard based on the genetic algorithm
Ocean Systems Engineering
Due to its large size, a ship is first divided into scores of blocks and then each block is constructed through various shops, such as the assembly shop, the painting shop, and the outfitting shop. However, each block may not be directly moved to the next shop and may be temporarily laid at a block stockyard because the working time in each shop is different from each other. If blocks are laid at the block stockyard without any planning, the rearrangement of the blocks by a transporter is
... ransporter is required because the blocks have the different in and out time. In this study, a block layout method based on the genetic algorithm was proposed in order to minimize the rearrangement of the blocks in the block stockyard. To evaluate the applicability of the proposed method, it was applied to simple layout problems of the block stockyard. The result shows that the proposed method can yield a block layout that minimizes the total relocation cost of moving obstacle blocks in the block stockyard.