Artificial intelligence methods in process plant layout
McBrien, Andrew (1994) Artificial intelligence methods in process plant layout. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The thesis describes "Plant Layout System" or PLS, an Expert System which automates all aspects of conceptual layout of chemical process plant, from sizing equipment using process data to deriving the equipment items' elevation and plan positions. PLS has been applied to a test process of typical size and complexity and which encompasses a wide range of layout issues and problems. The thesis presents the results of the tests to show that PLS generates layouts that are entirely satisfactory and conventional from an engineering viewpoint.
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