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Optimización heurística de muros de contrafuertes

Para empezar este año 2017, nada mejor que te comuniquen la publicación de un artículo de investigación el mismo día 1. Se trata en este caso de la utilización de algoritmos heurísticos híbridos para optimizar el coste de muros de contrafuertes. Se ha publicado en la revista Engineering Structures.

Como suele ser habitual en la editorial Elsevier, os podéis descargar GRATUITAMENTE el artículo hasta el 20 de febrero accediendo al siguiente enlace:

https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UJQQW4G4Bl2d

Abstract:

This paper represents an economic optimization of buttressed earth-retaining walls. We explore the optimum solutions using a harmony search with an intensification stage through threshold accepting. The calibration of the resulting algorithm has been obtained as a result of several test runs for different parameters. A design parametric study was computed to walls in series from 4 to 16 m total height. The results showed different ratios of reinforcement per volume of concrete for three types of ground fill. Our main findings confirmed that the most sensitive variable for optimum walls is the wall-friction angle. The preference for wall-fill friction angles different to 0 in project design is confirmed. The type of fill is stated as the main key factor affecting the cost of optimum walls. The design parametric study shows that the soil foundation bearing capacity substantially affects costs, mainly in coarse granular fills (F1). In that sense, cost-optimum walls are less sensitive to the bearing capacity in mixed soils (F2) and fine soils of low plasticity (F3). Our results also showed that safety against sliding is a more influential factor for optimum buttressed walls than the overturning constraint. Finally, as for the results derived from the optimization procedure, a more suitable rule of thumb to dimension the footing thickness of the footing is proposed.

Keywords:

Structural design; Heuristics; Harmony search; Cost optimization; Concrete structures

Reference:

MOLINA-MORENO, F.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T.; MARTÍ, J.V.; YEPES, V. (2017). Optimization of buttressed earth-retaining walls using hybrid harmony search algorithms. Engineering Structures, 134:205-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.12.042

 

 

Diseño heurístico óptimo de puentes artesa y puentes losa

Viaducto St. Cloud, Francia – 2000. http://vslmex.com.mx/

En estos momentos es posible automatizar completamente el diseño óptimo de puentes usando algoritmos heurísticos. A continuación os dejo, en abierto, un capítulo de libro en el que se explica tanto la optimización de un puente de vigas artesas prefabricado como otro construido “in situ” como losa de hormigón postesado. Se trata de un trabajo incluido dentro del proyecto de investigación BRIDLIFE. Este tipo de técnicas acabarán imponiéndose en unos años en los paquetes informáticos de cálculo. Sin embargo, resulta muy importante resaltar que el proyectista es el que tiene la última palabra en el diseño.

Referencia:

Martí, J.V.; Alcalá, J.; García-Segura, T.; Yepes, V. (2016). Heuristic design of a precast-prestressed concrete U-beam and post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete slab road bridges. In: Hernández, S.; Brebbia, C.A.; de Wilde, W.P. (eds.), High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials II. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, Vol. 166. WIT Press, pp. 17-28. ISBN: 978-1-78466-143-4.

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Optimización de la gestión sostenible de pavimentos con presupuestos restrictivos

carretera_deterioradaNo resulta nada fácil realizar el mantenimiento de una red de carreteras durante un horizonte, digamos de 20 años, cuando los presupuestos son muy restrictivos. Las consecuencias son nefastas para la calidad del servicio prestado por dicha infraestructura. El problema deriva del hecho de tener que elegir la mejor opción de mantenimiento, en el momento adecuado, con un presupuesto mínimo, de forma que todo ello permita maximizar la condición de servicio de la infraestructura. ¡Un problema nada fácil!

Para solucionar este tipo de problemas hemos propuesto un algoritmo heurístico novedoso capaz de generar soluciones óptimas en casos tan complicados como el que se presenta. Tienes la opción de descargarte gratuitamente el artículo si accedes a través de Twitter:

Os dejo el resumen, las palabras clave y la referencia por si queréis citar el artículo.

tcem20.v022.i04.coverAbstract. Insufficient investment in the public sector together with inefficient maintenance infrastructure programs lead to high economic costs in the long term. Thus, infrastructure managers need practical tools to maximize the Long-Term Effectiveness (LTE) of maintenance programs. This paper describes an optimization tool based on a hybrid Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedure (GRASP) considering Threshold Accepting (TA) with relaxed constraints. This tool facilitates the design of optimal maintenance programs subject to budgetary and technical restrictions, exploring the effect of different budgetary scenarios on the overall network condition. The optimization tool is applied to a case study demonstrating its efficiency to analyze real data. Optimized maintenance programs are shown to yield LTE 40% higher than the traditional programs based on a reactive strategy. To extend the results obtained in this case study, a set of simulated scenarios, based on the range of values found in the real example, are also optimized. This analysis concludes that this optimization algorithm enhances the allocation of maintenance funds over the one obtained under a traditional reactive strategy. The sensitivity analysis of a range of budgetary scenarios indicates that the funding level in the early years is a driving factor of the LTE of optimal maintenance programs.

Keywords: Maintenance program; Network management; Heuristic optimization; Asset management; Infrastructure management; Pavement.

Referencia:

YEPES, V.; TORRES-MACHÍ, C.; CHAMORRO, A.; PELLICER, E. (2016). Optimal pavement maintenance programs based on a hybrid greedy randomized adaptive search procedure algorithm. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 22(4):540-550. DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2015.1120770

¿Cómo se pueden proyectar puentes de bajo consumo energético?

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Puente de vigas artesa prefabricadas. Fuente: Pacadar

¿Cómo se pueden diseñar puentes pretensados prefabricados en vigas artesa haciendo que el consumo energético para su fabricación y puesta en obra sea el mínimo posible?

Os podéis descargar gratuitamente, hasta el 21 de abril de 2016, el artículo original y completo de nuestra publicación. Basta con que acudáis al siguiente enlace de Elsevier:

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SeBx3QCo9IDYU

Otros artículos científicos relacionados los podéis ver en:  http://victoryepes.blogs.upv.es/publicaciones/articulos-jcr/

 

Highlights

  • An automated procedure for optimizing the design of structures is presented.
  • There is a parabolic relation between the span length and the minimum energy.
  • The energy reduction has an average cost impact of 3.23€ per square meter of deck.
  • Since both criteria are dependent, 1€ reduction is equivalent to 4 kW h saving.

Abstract

S09596526An automated procedure for optimizing the design of precast-prestressed concrete U-beam road bridges is presented. The economic cost and the embodied energy are selected as the objective functions based on production materials, transport and placement. Heuristic optimization is used to search for the best geometry, the concrete type, the prestressing steel, and the reinforcement for the slab and the beam. The results for both objectives provide improved opportunities to learn about low-energy designs. The most influential variables for the energy efficiency goal are analyzed. The relationship between the span length and the embodied energy is described by a good parabolic fit for both optimization criteria. The findings indicate that the objectives do not exhibit conflicting behavior, and also that optimum energy designs are close to the optimum cost designs. The analysis also revealed that a reduction by 1 Euro can save up to 4 kWh. It is recommended to reduce the reinforcement in the slab as well as increase the volume of concrete in both slab and beams in order to achieve higher energy efficiency. It is also worth noting that web inclination angle should be increased when the depth increases for longer span lengths to maintain the optimum slab span lengths in the transverse direction.

Keywords

  • Heuristic optimization;
  • energy savings;
  • sustainable construction;
  • precast-prestressed concrete structures

 

Referencia:

MARTÍ, J.V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T.; YEPES, V. (2016). Structural design of precast-prestressed concrete U-beam road bridges based on embodied energy.Journal of Cleaner Production, 120:231-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.024(link)

 

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