Module development of piping system design with rule based algorithms

Gunawan, Yanuar, L. K. Asmara

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Design is often multidisciplinary involving several design elements with various types of objectives and constraints. It's very difficult to make a complex design with own paper and pen because some easily described with mathematical formula, other better modeled as descriptive complex design. This paper describes a method base Design Structure Matrix (DSM) with a common approach to be used for optimization design arrangement. This paper presents a new approach for engine room design based on the modularization concept inconsideration of series ships. The characteristics of the proposed method are as follows: Attention was paid to piping systems of series ships with different sizes. The cost and weight of the piping system as well as the similarity and the commonness of the modules and arrangements were considered. To define an effective module that could be commonly used in different ships, a design structure matrix was adopted. Modularization is divided into two important points: common modularization and optional modularization. A genetic algorithm is used to compose the optimize module. This study discusses the details of the above mentioned methods. In addition, simulation test of design optimization of a several piping systems were carried out to illustrate the design optimization procedure in detail and to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2019
EditorsEny Kusrini, I. Gde Dharma Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735420144
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2020
Event4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019


  • Design Structure Matrix (DSM)
  • modularization
  • series ships


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