Visualization and Simulation Tool for Automated Stowage Plan Generation System
Abstract—This paper presents a tool for the visualization and simulation of automated stowage plan generation for large containership. The stowage plan is generated automatically based on a heuristic algorithm. The allocation algorithm generates different stowage plan in three main stages which includes basic allocation, special container allocation and various stages of stability adjustments. The purpose of this study is to describe how visualization of stowage plan and simulation of allocation sequences can help in the formulation of new and better stowage allocation algorithm.
Published in 2010.