## Análisis del ciclo de vida de puentes usando matemática difusa bayesiana

Acaban de publicarnos un artículo en la revista científica Applied Sciences (indexada en el JCR, Q2) un artículo que trata sobre el análisis del ciclo de vida de puentes usando redes bayesianas y matemática difusa. El trabajo se enmarca dentro del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFE que dirijo como investigador principal en la Universitat Politècnica de València.

El artículo se ha publicado en abierto, y se puede descargar en el siguiente enlace: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/11/4916

ABSTRACT:

At present, reducing the impact of the construction industry on the environment is the key to achieving sustainable development. Countries all over the world are using software systems for bridge environmental impact assessment. However, due to the complexity and discreteness of environmental factors in the construction industry, they are difficult to update and determine quickly, and there is a phenomenon of data missing in the database. Most of the lost data are optimized by Monte Carlo simulation, which greatly reduces the reliability and accuracy of the research results. This paper uses Bayesian advanced fuzzy mathematics theory to solve this problem. In the research, a Bayesian fuzzy mathematics evaluation and a multi-level sensitivity priority discrimination model are established, and the weights and membership degrees of influencing factors were defined to achieve comprehensive coverage of influencing factors. With the support of theoretical modelling, software analysis and fuzzy mathematics theory are used to comprehensively evaluate all the influencing factors of the five influencing stages in the entire life cycle of the bridge structure. The results show that the material manufacturing, maintenance, and operation of the bridge still produce environmental pollution; the main source of the emissions exceeds 53% of the total emissions. The effective impact factor reaches 3.01. At the end of the article, a big data sensitivity model was established. Through big data innovation and optimization analysis, traffic pollution emissions were reduced by 330 tonnes. Modeling of the comprehensive research model; application; clearly confirms the effectiveness and practicality of the Bayesian network fuzzy number comprehensive evaluation model in dealing with uncertain factors in the evaluation of the sustainable development of the construction industry. The research results have made important contributions to the realization of the sustainable development goals of the construction industry.

Keywords:

Construction industry; environmental; impact factor; analysis; contribution

Reference:

ZHOU, Z.; ALCALÁ, J.; KRIPKA, M.; YEPES, V. (2021). Life cycle assessment of bridges using Bayesian Networks and Fuzzy Mathematics. Applied Sciences, 11(11):4916. DOI:10.3390/app11114916

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## Optimización energética de muros de contrafuertes

Acaban de publicarnos un artículo en la revista científica Applied Sciences (indexada en el JCR, Q2) un artículo que trata sobre el uso de distintas técnicas heurísticas para optimizar una pasarela de sección mixta hormigón-acero. El trabajo se enmarca dentro del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFE que dirijo como investigador principal en la Universitat Politècnica de València.

El artículo se ha publicado en abierto, y se puede descargar en el siguiente enlace: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/4/1800

ABSTRACT:

The importance of construction in the consumption of natural resources is leading structural design professionals to create more efficient structure designs that reduce emissions as well as the energy consumed. This paper presents an automated process to obtain low embodied energy buttressed earth-retaining wall optimum designs. Two objective functions were considered to compare the difference between a cost optimization and an embodied energy optimization. To reach the best design for every optimization criterion, a tuning of the algorithm parameters was carried out. This study used a hybrid simulated optimization algorithm to obtain the values of the geometry, the concrete resistances, and the amounts of concrete and materials to obtain an optimum buttressed earth-retaining wall low embodied energy design. The relation between all the geometric variables and the wall height was obtained by adjusting the linear and parabolic functions. A relationship was found between the two optimization criteria, and it can be concluded that cost and energy optimization are linked. This allows us to state that a cost reduction of €1 has an associated energy consumption reduction of 4.54 kWh. To achieve a low embodied energy design, it is recommended to reduce the distance between buttresses with respect to economic optimization. This decrease allows a reduction in the reinforcing steel needed to resist stem bending. The difference between the results of the geometric variables of the foundation for the two-optimization objectives reveals hardly any variation between them. This work gives technicians some rules to get optimum cost and embodied energy design. Furthermore, it compares designs obtained through these two optimization objectives with traditional design recommendations.

Keywords:

Heuristic optimization; energy savings; sustainable construction; buttressed earth-retaining walls

Reference:

MARTÍNEZ-MUÑOZ, D.; MARTÍ, J.V.; GARCÍA, J.; YEPES, V. (2021). Embodied energy optimization of buttressed earth-retaining walls with hybrid simulated annealing. Applied Sciences, 11(4):1800. DOI:10.3390/app11041800

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