Simulation based design for a shipyard manufacturing process

D. J. Medeiros, Mark Traband, April Tribble, Rebekah Lepro, Kenneth Fast, Daniel Williams

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Discrete event simulation can be used for virtual prototyping of new manufacturing facilities. Models built for this purpose must be easy to use, flexible, and provide a realistic graphical view of the proposed system. The DESTINY project has developed models of plate processing operations to assist shipyards in modernizing their plate fabrication lines. Configuration information for a proposed line is collected via a Web interface, which then launches a program to build and execute a simulation of the system. Graphics images and statistical reports are then returned to the user via the Web interface. The approach allows rapid analysis of technology improvements and a visualization of proposed system operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1414
Number of pages4
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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