Optimización simultánea del coste y de la constructibilidad de pilares de hormigón armado

Os paso a continuación la comunicación completa presentada en el XL Ibero-Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering (CILAMCE 2019), que tuvo lugar en Natal/RN, Brasil, del 11 al 14 de noviembre de 2019.

ABSTRACT:

Structural design, in general, consists of an iterative process developed with base on the intuition and previous experience of the designer. This strategy makes the design exhaustive and makes difficult to obtain the best solution. In addition, usually only one design criterion is adopted, being usually cost or weight. If other issues are considered, such as the environmental impact or construction facility, a more complex problem need to be solved. In such context, the aim of this work is to present the development and implementation of a formulation for obtaining optimal sections of reinforced concrete columns subjected to uniaxial flexural compression, taking as objectives the minimization of the cost and the maximization of the constructability. The constraints of the problem are based on the verification of strength proposed by the Brazilian code ABNT NBR 6118/2014. To the optimization of the column section, Simulated Annealing optimization method was adopted, in which the amount and diameters of the reinforcement bars and the dimensions of the columns cross sections were considered as discrete variables. The total cost is composed of the cost of steel bars, concrete, and formworks, and the maximization of constructability is obtained by minimizing the total number of steel bars. The optimized sections were compared to those obtained considering only the cost as the objective function. To the example considered, it was observed that a significant reduction of the number of steel bars can be achieved with a small increase on the section cost.

Keywords: Optimization, Reinforced concrete, Columns, Cost, Constructability

Reference:

KRIPKA, M.; YEPES, V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T. (2019). Otimização simultânea do custo e da constructibilidade de pilares em concreto armado. XL CILAMCE Ibero-Latin American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, 11-14 nov 2019, Natal/RN, Brazil.

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Selección de puentes sostenibles de vanos pequeños en Brasil

Nos acaban de publicar en la revista Sustainaibility (segundo cuartil en Web of Science) un artículo donde se aplica la toma de decisiones multicriterio (AHP y Vikor) para seleccionar el tipo de puente de vano corto más idóneo desde el punto de vista de la sostenibilidad en el contexto de Brasil.

Se trata del fruto del trabajo conjunto desarrollado por el profesor Moacir Kripka, catedrático de estructuras en la Universidade de Passo Fundo, que estuvo de estancia en nuestra universidad hace unos meses.

Este artículo forma parte de nuestra línea de investigación DIMALIFE en la que se pretenden optimizar estructuras atendiendo no sólo a su coste, sino al impacto ambiental y social que generan a lo largo de su ciclo de vida.

Como se trata de una publicación en abierto, os dejo a continuación el artículo completo para su descarga.

 

Referencia:

KRIPKA, M.; YEPES, V.; MILANI, C.J. (2019). Selection of sustainable short-span bridge design in Brazil. Sustainability, 11:1307. DOI: 10.3390/su11051307

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