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Abstract The weight information of an FPSO (floating production, storage, and offloading) plant is one of the important data needed to estimate the amount of production material (e.g., plates) needed and to determine the suitable production method for its construction. In addition, the weight information is a key factor that affects the building cost and the production period of the FPSO plant. Although the importance of the weight has long been recognised, the weight, especially of the topside, has been roughly estimated using the existing similar data as well as the designer’s experience. To improve this task, a weight estimation model for FPSO plant topsides was developed in this study using the improved genetic programming (GP) method. For this reason, various past records on the estimation of the weight of the FPSO plant were collected through a literature survey, and then the weight estimation model using GP was established by fixing the independent variables based on these data. In addition, correlation analysis was performed to make up for the weak points of genetic programing, which is apt for inducing overfitting when the number of data is relatively smaller than that of the independent variables. That is, by reducing the number of variables through the analysis of the correlation between the independent variables, an increase in the number of weight data can be expected. Finally, to evaluate the applicability of the suggested model, it was applied to an example of the weight estimation of the FPSO plant topside. Compared with the results of the multiple nonlinear regression analysis that was conducted in the previous study, the results showed that the suggested model can be applied to the weight estimation process of the FPSO plant at the early design stage.
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Role Corresponding Author
Category SCIE
Impact Factor 0.790

Sol Ha, Tae-Sub Um, Myung-Il Roh, Hyun-Kyoung Shin, “A Structural Weight Estimation Model of FPSO Topsides Using an Improved Genetic Programming Method”, Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 43-55, 2017.01.01


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66 International Journal Sung-Min Lee, Myung-Il Roh, Ki-Su Kim, Hoe-Ryong Jung, Jong-Jin Park, "Method for a Simultaneous Determination of the Path and the Speed for Ship Route Planning Problems", Ocean Engineering, Vol. 157, pp. 301-312, 2018.06.01 file 2018-06-01
65 International Journal Sung-Min Lee, Myung-Il Roh, Ki-Su Kim, Seung-Ho Ham, "Optimum Design of Lug Arrangement Based on Static and Dynamic Analyses for Block Lifting", Journal of Ship Production and Design, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 119-133, 2018.05.01 file 2018-05-01
64 International Journal Sun-Kyung Jung, Myung-Il Roh, Ki-Su Kim, "Arrangement Method of a Naval Surface Ship Considering Stability, Operability, and Survivability", Ocean Engineering, Vol. 152, pp. 316-333, 2018.02.23 file 2018-02-23
63 International Journal Ki-Su Kim, Myung-Il Roh, Sung-Min Lee, Han-Sung Kim, Hyunsik Ahn, "Weight-estimation Method of FPSO Topsides Considering the Work Breakdown Structure", Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 1-10, 2018.02.01 file 2018-02-01
62 International Journal Seung-Ho Ham, Myung-Il Roh, Hye-Won Lee, Jin-Wuk Hong, Hong-Rae Lee, "Development and Validation of a Simulation-based Safety Evaluation Program for a Mega Floating Crane", Advances In Engineering Software, Vol. 112, pp. 101-116, 2017.10.01 file 2017-10-01
61 International Journal Seung-Ho Ham, Myung-Il Roh, Jung-Woo Hong, “Dynamic Effect of a Flexible Riser in a Fully Connected Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Using the Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation”, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 2017.10.01 file 2017-10-01
60 International Journal Dong-Hoon Jeong, Myung-Il Roh, Seung-Ho Ham, “Case Study of Detection and Maneuvering Performance of Naval Ships Using Engagement Simulation of Engineering Level”, Ocean Systems Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 247-273, 2017.09.01 file 2017-09-01
59 International Journal Dong-Hoon Jeong, Myung-Il Roh, Seung-Ho Ham, Chan-Young Lee, “Performance Analyses of Naval Ships Based on Engineering Level of Simulation at the Initial Design Stage”, IJNAOE, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 446-459, 2017.07.01 file 2017-07-01
58 International Journal 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 file 2017-04-01
57 International Journal Seong-Hoon Kim, Myung-Il Roh, Ki-Su Kim, Min-Jae Oh, “Big Data Platform Based on Hadoop and Application to Weight Estimation of FPSO Topside”, Journal of Advanced Research in Ocean Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 32-40, 2017.03.01 file 2017-03-01
56 International Journal Sung-Kyoon Kim, Myung-Il Roh, Ki-Su Kim, “Evaluation of Feasibility Index in the Arrangement Design of an Offshore Topside based on the Automatic Transformation of Experts’ Knowledge and the Fuzzy Logic”, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 130, 2017.01.15 file 2017-01-15
55 International Journal Ju-Sung Kim, Myung-Il Roh, Seung-Ho Ham, “A Method for Intermediate Flooding and Sinking Simulation of a Damaged Floater in Time Domain”, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-13, 2017.01.01 file 2017-01-01
» International Journal Sol Ha, Tae-Sub Um, Myung-Il Roh, Hyun-Kyoung Shin, “A Structural Weight Estimation Model of FPSO Topsides Using an Improved Genetic Programming Method”, Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 43-55, 2017.01.01 file 2017-01-01
53 International Journal John-Kyu Hwang, Myung-Il Roh, Ju-Hwan Cha, “Design Modification of a Damaged Free-Fall Lifeboat for FPSO Through Free-Fall Tests”, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 417-422, 2016.12.01 file 2016-12-01
52 International Journal Sol Ha, Seong-Ho Seo, Myung-Il Roh, Hyun-Kyoung Shin, "Simplified Nonlinear Model for the Weight Estimation of FPSO Plant Topside Using the Statistical Method", Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 603-619, 2016.09.01 file 2016-09-01
51 International Journal Jeong-Woo Hong, Myung-Il Roh, Seung-Ho Ham, Sol Ha, "Dynamic Simulation of Subsea Equipment Installation Using an Offshore Support Vessel Based on Flexible Multibody System Dynamics", Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan), Vol. 24, No. 4 file 2016-08-01
50 International Journal Ki-Su Kim, Myung-Il Roh, "A Submarine Arrangement Design Program Based on the Expert System and the Multistage Optimization", Advances In Engineering Software, Vol. 98, No. 97-111, 2016.08.01 file 2016-08-01
49 International Journal Hye-Won Lee, Myung-Il Roh, Seung-Ho Ham, "Block Turnover Simulation Considering the Interferences between the Block and Wire Ropes in Shipbuilding", Automation in Construction, Vol. 67, pp. 60-75, 2016.07.01 file 2016-07-01
48 International Journal Dong-Hoon Jeong, Myung-Il Roh, Seung-Ho Ham, "Lifting Simulation of an Offshore Supply Vessel Considering Various Operating Conditions", Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 1-13, 2016.06.16 file 2016-06-16
47 International Journal Seung-Ho Ham, Myung-Il Roh, Hye-Won Lee, "Simulation of Load Lifting with Equalizers Used in Shipyards", Automation in Construction, Vol. 61, pp. 98-111, 2016.02.01 file 2016-02-01
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