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Abstract An offshore platform has several modules that contain much of the equipment needed for oil and gas production, and these are placed on the limited space of the topside. Furthermore, the equipment layout should leave sufficient space in between to ensure operability, maintainability, and safety. Thus, the design problem to arrange the topside of an offshore platform can be difficult to solve due to the number of modules and equipment placed on the topside. This study proposes a method to arrange the offshore topside based on an expert system and multistage optimization in order to obtain the optimal arrangement that addresses various considerations and satisfies the given requirements. The proposed method consists of four components. First, an expert system is proposed to systematically computerize experts’ knowledge and experience and to evaluate the feasibility of alternatives for the arrangement of the offshore topside. Second, a multistage optimization method is proposed to yield a better arrangement design by formulating the arrangement design problem as an optimization problem with two stages. Third, an
arrangement template model (ATM) was proposed to store the arrangement data of the offshore topside. Fourth, the user interface was developed to run the expert system and for optimization. A prototype program was then developed to solve an floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) topside problem in order to evaluate the applicability of the proposed method. The results showed that the proposed method can be used to obtain the optimal arrangement of an offshore topside.
Publication Date 2017-04-01
Role Corresponding Author
Category SCIE
Impact Factor 0.806

Sung-Kyoon Kim, Myung-Il Roh, Ki-Su Kim, “Arrangement Method of Offshore Topside Based on an Expert System and Optimization Technique”, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 2, pp. 1-19, 2017.04.01


List of Articles
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106 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Myung-Il Roh, "A Hybrid Optimization Method for Multidisciplinary Ship Design", Journal of Ship Technology Research, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 181-185, 2000.10.01 file 2000-10-01
105 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Myung-Il Roh, "An Efficient Genetic Algorithm Using Gradient Information for Ship Structural Design Optimization", Journal of Ship Technology Research, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 161-170, 2001.11.01 file 2001-11-01
104 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Myung-Il Roh, Seonho Cho, "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Mechanical Systems Using Collaborative Optimization Approach", International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 353-368, 2001.11.01 file 2001-11-01
103 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Seonho Cho, Myung-Il Roh, "An Efficient Global-Local Hybrid Optimization Method Using Design Sensitivity Analysis", International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 300-317, 2002.07.01 file 2002-07-01
102 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Seong-Nam Han, Myung-Il Roh, "Optimal Compartment Layout Design for a Naval Ship Using an Improved Genetic Algorithm", Marine Technology and SNAME News, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 159-169, 2002.07.01 file 2002-07-01
101 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Seong-Nam Han, Myung-Il Roh, "An Improved Genetic Algorithm for Facility Layout Problems Having Inner Structure Walls and Passages", Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 117-138, 2003.01.01 file 2003-01-01
100 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Won-Joon Lee, Myung-Il Roh, "Development of a Semantic Product Modeling System for Initial Hull Structure in Shipbuilding", Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 211-223, 2004.06.01 file 2004-06-01
99 International Journal Kyu-Yeul Lee, Myung-Il Roh, Hyuk-Su Jeong, "An Improved Genetic Algorithm for Multi-Floor Facility Layout Problems Having Inner Structure Walls and Passages", Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 879-899, 2005.04.01 file 2005-04-01
98 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Development of a 3D CAD System for Modeling Hull Structure at the Initial Ship Design Stage", Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 135-151, 2006.04.01 file 2006-04-01
97 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "An Initial Hull Structural Modeling System for Computer-Aided Process Planning in Shipbuilding", Advances In Engineering Software, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 457-476, 2006.07.01 file 2006-07-01
96 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, Seong-Jin Yoo, "An Algorithm for Generating the Hull Structural Analysis Model Using the Seam Information of the Hull Structure at the Initial Design Stage", Journal of Ship and Ocean Technology, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 24-33, 2006.12.01 file 2006-12-01
95 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, Woo-Young Choi, "Rapid Generation of the Piping Model Having the Relationship with a Hull Structure in Shipbuilding", Advances In Engineering Software, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 215-228, 2007.04.01 file 2007-04-01
94 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Generation of the 3D CAD Model of the Hull Structure at the Initial Ship Design Stage and Its Application", Computers in Industry, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 539-557, 2007.08.01 file 2007-08-01
93 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Generation of the Production Material Information of a Building Block and Simulation of the Block Erection for Computer-Aided Process Planning and Scheduling in Shipbuilding", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 45, No. 20, pp. 4653-4683, 2007.10.01 file 2007-10-01
92 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, Woo-Young Choi, Seong-Jin Yoo, "Improvement of Ship Design Practice Using a 3D CAD Model of a Hull Structure", Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 105-124, 2008.02.01 file 2008-02-01
91 International Journal Sang-Uk Lee, Myung-Il Roh, Ju-Hwan Cha, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Ship Compartment Modeling Based On a Non-manifold Polyhedron Modeling Kernel", Advances In Engineering Software, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 378-388, 2009.05.01 file 2009-05-01
90 International Journal Ju-Hwan Cha, Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Combined Discrete Event and Discrete Time Simulation Framework and Its Application to the Block Erection Process in Shipbuilding", Advances In Engineering Software, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 656-665, 2010.04.01 file 2010-04-01
89 International Journal John-Kyu Hwang, Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Detailed Design and Construction of the Hull of an FPSO(Floating, Production, Storage, and Off-loading unit)", Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 93-104, 2010.06.01 file 2010-06-01
88 International Journal Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Optimal Scheduling of Block Lifting in Consideration of the Minimization of Traveling Distance While Unloaded and Wire and Shackle Replacement of a Gantry Crane", Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 190-200, 2010.06.01 file 2010-06-01
87 International Journal Ju-Hwan Cha, Myung-Il Roh, Kyu-Yeul Lee, "Integrated Simulation Framework for the Process Planning of Ships and Offshore Structures", Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Journal, Vol, 26, No. 5, pp. 430-453, 2010.10.01 file 2010-10-01
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