The initial phase of a two-part study to develop a simulation procedure for shipyard material handling operations is described. This phase involved investigation of software alternatives available for simulation, optimization, material handling and data base management. Material classifications, equipment choice figures of merit and a material handling equipment data base were also developed. The paper presents a discussion of the software investigation of the choices and rationales to be used in the second phase. Additionally, the format of the material handling data base, and some typical entries, are presented. The final figure of merit equation that was developed and is to be used is also discussed. Finally, the results of a feasibility study concerning the potential for successful simulation of the problem is presented.

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  • Pagination: 15p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM