After discussing the need for such rationalisation and the results of some related investigations, the Authors describe a procedure for facilitating the rationalisation of production planning for hull construction. The investigations, based on the analysis of production data from three shipyards, showed that a large proportion of the work done by the production engineer is repetitive, in that it concerns individual production tasks that repeatedly occur in the same or similar form. The "variant" principle is therefore adopted, under which the technical solution for a new production task is the optimum combination of work processes or production plans selected from a collection of variants of proven practical value. This principle, and the manual and computer-assisted procedures for using it, are explained with the aid of diagrams. The variant principle is further explained by an example in which its application to the assembly of a double-bottom section is described, together with the development of a computer program for the production plan. Order from BSRA as No. 53,424.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VEB Autobahnbaukombinat

    Templinestrasse 19
    Potsdam,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Brandstater, S
    • Konig, W
    • Pretzel, F
  • Publication Date: 1979-12


  • German

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 595
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM