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Multiobjective optimization of post-tensioned concrete box-girder road bridges considering cost, CO2 emissions, and safety

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Abstract: This paper presents a multiobjective optimization of post-tensioned concrete road bridges in terms of cost, CO2 emissions, and overall safety factor. A computer tool links the optimization modulus with a set of modules for the finite-element analysis and limit states verification. This is applied for the case study of a three-span continuous post-tensioned box-girder road bridge, located in a coastal region. A multiobjective harmony search is used to automatically search a set of optimum structural solutions regarding the geometry, concrete strength, reinforcing and post-tensioned steel. Diversification strategies are combined with intensification strategies to improve solution quality. Results indicate that cost and CO2 emissions are close to each other for any safety range. A one-euro reduction, involves a 2.34 kg CO2 emissions reduction. Output identifies the best variables to improve safety and the critical limit states. This tool also provides bridge managers with a set of trade-off optimum solutions, which balance their preferences most closely, and meet the requirements previously defined.

Keywords

  • Multiobjective optimization;
  • CO2 emissions;
  • Safety;
  • Post-tensioned concrete;
  • Box-girder bridge;
  • Multiobjective harmony search

Highlights

  • A multiobjective optimization of post-tensioned concrete road bridges is presented.
  • A computer tool combines finite-element analysis and limit states verification.
  • Output provides a trade-off between cost, CO2 emissions, and overall safety factor.
  • Near the optima, a one-euro reduction represents a 2.34 kg CO2 emissions reduction.
  • Results show the cheapest and most eco-friendly variables for improving safety.

Reference:

GARCÍA-SEGURA, T.; YEPES, V. (2016). Multiobjective optimization of post-tensioned concrete box-girder road bridges considering cost, CO2 emissions, and safety. Engineering Structures, 125:325-336. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.07.012.

Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of blended cement concrete including carbonation and durability

Esta es la versión post-print de autor. La publicación se encuentra en: https://riunet.upv.es/handle/10251/49057, siendo el Copyright de Springer Verlag (Germany).

El artículo debe ser citado de la siguiente forma:

GARCÍA-SEGURA, T.; YEPES, V.; ALCALÁ, J. (2014). Life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of blended cement concrete including carbonation and durability. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 19(1):3-12. DOI 10.1007/s11367-013-0614-0

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27 Mayo, 2015
 
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CO2-Optimization Design of Reinforced Concrete Retaining Walls based on a VNS-Threshold Acceptance Strategy

Esta es la versión post-print de autor. La publicación se encuentra en: https://riunet.upv.es/handle/10251/28631, siendo el Copyright de la American Society of Civil Engineers.

El artículo debe ser citado de la siguiente forma:

Yepes, V.; Gonzalez-Vidosa, F.; Alcalá, J.; Villalba, P. (2012). CO2-Optimization Design of Reinforced Concrete Retaining Walls Based on a VNSThreshold Acceptance Strategy. JOURNAL OF COMPUTING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. 26(3):378-386. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000140.

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25 Mayo, 2015
 
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