An Approach for Construction of Shipyard Simulation Environment based on Neutral File Format

중립파일 기반의 조선소 시뮬레이션 환경에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.10.19
  • Accepted : 2016.01.07
  • Published : 2016.02.20


In shipbuilding, the scheduling system is susceptible to sudden changes and thus it turns to be difficult to predict the differences between schedule and production records in advance. A computer-based simulation is commonly utilized to overcome the discrepancies occurred in estimating workloads and resulting processing times. The main drawback of this simulation-based solution is its limited applicability because, in most cases, each shipyard requires specific and customized simulation environment. By standardizing the planning data of the midterm scheduling system, as proposed in this paper, the efficiency of the current simulation model can be enhanced. To present an alternative approach, this paper begins with the analysis of the complex planning data structure of several shipyards and then proceeds to construct a standard data structure based on the neutral format. An interface application is developed for the data transaction and simulation in on-line environment. As a result, a simulation-based production management of shipyards can be achieved by the efficient prediction of planning and scheduling.


Shipbuilding;Production planning;Simulation modelling;Standardization;Neutral file format


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