A computer method is suggested for determining the optimum layout of piping systems. Using dynamic programming, the Authors have developed a program which will route small-scale piping systems for minimum material cost while satisfying various design requirements. Its use is demonstrated for a number of simple examples of two- and three-dimensional piping systems. Difficults yet to be overcome before the method can be used on a full-scale production basis are outlined, with suggestions for their removal. At present, the program as outlined can route piping only between two points, and cannot deal with branch lines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Cleveland, A B
    • Close, S A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 77-PVP-46
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM