Research on the Arranging and Patchwork Design for Storage Tank Bottom Based on Sinovation

Yang Junru1, *, Song Chuanjuan1, Zhang Nannan2, Zhang Daozhong2, Xu Ning2
1 College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266590,China;
2 Shandong Hoteam Software Co., LTD., Ji’nan, 250101, China

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In the paper, to solve the patchwork problem of large chemical storage tank bottom, theoretical researches on arranging special-shaped parts are carried out. The heuristic layout algorithm with dynamic decision layout order and based on graphics position strategy is proposed. According to the algorithm, basing on Sinovation platform, using the object- oriented programming language C++ and Visual Studio tools, the arranging and patchwork system is designed and developed. And the application researches are performed with the system. The results show that, comparing with the rectangular envelopment algorithm, the plate utilization ratio is increased with the patchwork algorithm as proposed in the paper.

Keywords: Arranging and patchwork system, graphics position strategy, large storage tank bottom.