A computational paradigm for the optimisation of steel building structures based on cost and carbon indexes in early design stages

S. Eleftheriadis, C. F. Dunant, M. P. Drewniok, W. Rogers-Tizard

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Abstract

The study explores a practical engineering paradigm that aims to augment the cost and carbon analysis of steel building structures. Cost and carbon functions were developed specifically for this purpose including raw material, fabrication, design, fire protection, and erection components. A customised computational model for the analysis of structural alternatives is investigated. The proposed model is tested in an actual building case where several benchmark designs are computed. The outputs from the model are compared with a small number of actual design alternatives which were developed by engineering practitioners. The proposed method can significantly increase the understanding of the design space's boundaries whilst the computed solutions have exhibited enhanced cost and carbon performance compared to actual designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Proceedings of the 24th EG-ICE International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering
Place of PublicationNottingham
PublisherUniversity of Nottingham
Pages64-73
Number of pages10
Volume24 (2017)
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017
Event24th EG-ICE International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2017 - Nottingham, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 201712 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference24th EG-ICE International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2017
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period10/07/1712/07/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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