architecture engineering & construction

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.

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,

Optimization in tunnel excavation - The Brenner base tunnel example

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



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.

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.

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.

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. 

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). 

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

Multi-Objective Exploration in Architectural Design

Since the design of architecture involves the integration of many different requirements and intentions, automated experiments may become richer and may produce more unexpected, high-performing results with the use of 
multiple solvers in the same experiment. The presentation relies on the use of the software modeFRONTIER that organizes a flexible and versatile work-flow.