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  • Optimization of External Shading Devices for Energy Efficient Buildings

    In an ever increasing demand for energy efficiency, with regulations pushing towards “nearly zero energy” for all new buildings by 2020, engineers and architects must work to provide sustainable solutions. Windows are among the most problematic building components, in particular due to excessive summer sun loads and glare.

    proceeding 2014
  • Using the Fast Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm to Improve the Urban Flood Modeling

    In the present paper, a multi objective optimization approach based in Genetic Algorithm, Design Of Experiments and Response Surface Method strategies, is applied in order to predict the optimal CFD model parameters,

    paper 2013
  • Optimization in tunnel excavation - The Brenner base tunnel example

    The presentation focuses on the optimization in tunnel excavation :The Brenner base tunnel example



    proceeding 2008
  • Multi-objective optimization of a complex water distribution network

    The activity presented in this proceeding has been divided into three phases: The first phase focuses on the position on the network of the minimum number of valves, in common with all the scenarios; the second phase deals with the determination of the optimum opening degree of the positioned valves, for every scenery and finally the third phase, which deals with the determination of the found solution robustness in respect of pipes roughness and node demands.

    proceeding 2006
  • Multi-objective optimization in road design

    Road design is a complicated problem  relating economical and environmental considerations. Designers should evaluate sufficient number of alternative routes to locate a final route, with the lowest cost, while conforming to design specifications, and environmental. The required objectives in this presentation are minimizing total cost of construction and minimizing total cost of manteinance facing the constraints of the design requirements.

    proceeding 2008
  • Convertible stadium in South Africa

    A stadium is an icon uniquely defining a place while serving as one of only a few places where tens of thousands of people gather at one time.Yet, more times than not, these looming structures sit idle and unused, diminishing the value of the huge investment necessary to create it.

    paper 2009
  • Designing Flood Relief Schemes Using Smart Optimization

    Automated design space exploration using modeFRONTIER can be applied to real-world wastewater flood relief engineering, moreover significant design time and capital cost savings can thereby be realized. The main aim of this presentation is to prove that a deeper understanding of the sensitivities and performance of wastewater systems may be obtained and it can be done using modeFRONTIER

    proceeding 2012
  • Efficient Global Optimization for Geomechanical Model Calibration

    The presentation proposed by Mathematical Methods & Models for Engineering concerns the solution to the problem of forecasting the displacement of the ground due to seasonal injection and extraction due to Underground Gas Storage (UGS) in a field in Lombardia (Italy). 

    proceeding 2012
  • Simulations of the structural behavior of historical constructions

    This presentation focuses on simulations of the structural behavior of historical constructions. Nowadays, architects and civil engineers increasingly have to make internal modifications to existing buildings. The modeFRONTIER  software application was used to analyze and find the optimal solutions for these alterations. 

    proceeding 2012
  • Optimization of waste stabilization pond design for developing nations using computational fluid dynamics

    Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) have been used extensively to provide wastewater treatment throughout the world. However, no rigorous assessment of WSPs that account for cost in addition to hydrodynamics and treatment efficiency has been performed.

    paper 2011

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