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Fuzzy optimal allocation of spaces to zone-decks in general arrangements

Eleanor Nick, Michael G. Parsons, Bruce Nehrling
21 pp.

A general approach for the automated design of the general arrangements of naval vessels using fuzzy optimization is described. This process involves a series of two essentially two-dimensional problems: the allocation of spaces to Zone-decks (one deck within one vertical zone), and then the topological and detailed geometric arrangement of the spaces assigned to each Zone-deck. The development and testing of an efficient genetic algorithm that performs the optimal allocation process is described. The algorithm is used to optimize the allocation for a 70 space-12 Zone-deck test design that is representative of a full-scale small combatant.