Optimización ambiental de grandes puentes basándose en el acoplamiento de múltiples restricciones

Nos acaban de publicar en la revista Environmental Impact Assessment Review (primer cuartil del JCR) un artículo relacionado con la optimización ambiental de grandes puentes basándose en el acoplamiento de múltiples restricciones. El trabajo se enmarca dentro del proyecto de investigación HYDELIFE que dirijo como investigador principal en la Universitat Politècnica de València.

Para reducir la huella de carbono de los puentes al medio ambiente, se debe investigar con mayor profundidad su diseño. Los ingenieros actuales prestan más atención a los requisitos financieros y persiguen la maximización de los beneficios económicos. Este trabajo, por tanto, comienza estableciendo un modelo teórico de la robustez del puente bajo cargas muertas y dinámicas: la aplicación de un modelo de elementos finitos sólido tridimensional (3D), un algoritmo de optimización de inteligencia de enjambre y un modelo matemático de aproximación de interpolación cuadrática para resolver los problemas de cargas múltiples, datos discretos y convergencia. Se completa la investigación y el análisis del modelo de puente de topología óptima, y se obtiene el tamaño óptimo de la estructura. Las emisiones de carbono de la optimización del puente se redujeron en 2242,92 toneladas, lo que supone el 25% de las emisiones totales. Estos datos son significativos, permitiendo recordar a los inversores y a los gobiernos que deben prestar más atención a la construcción y el desarrollo sostenibles de la industria de la construcción y lograr acercarse al objetivo de cero emisiones de carbono en la industria de la construcción lo antes posible.

El artículo se puede descargar de forma gratuita hasta el 10 de noviembre de 2022 en el siguiente enlace: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1fnuMiZ5t92~H

Abstract:

To reduce the pollution emissions of bridges to the environment, researchers need to conduct more in-depth research and design the structure. Today’s architectural, structural, and mechanical engineers pay more attention to funders’ requirements and pursue the maximization of economic benefits. The research begins with establishing a theoretical model of the bridge’s robustness under dead and dynamic loads: applying a Three-Dimensional (3D) solid finite element model, swarm intelligence optimization algorithm, and mathematical model of quadratic interpolation approximation solves the problems of multiple loads, discrete data, and convergence. Based on the establishment and analysis data of the research model, the research and analysis of the optimal topology bridge model are completed, and the optimal structure size is obtained. The carbon emissions from the bridge optimization decreased by 2242.92 t, accounting for 25% of the total emissions. This data is shocking, and it also gives investors and governments a painful reminder that they must pay more attention to the sustainable construction and development of the construction industry and achieve the goal of zero carbon emissions in the construction industry as soon as possible.

Keywords:

Construction industry; Structure model; Topology optimization; Load; Sustainable; Design

Reference:

ZHOU, Z.; ALCALÁ, J.; YEPES, V. (2022). Research on the optimized environment of large bridges based on multi-constraint coupling. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 97:106914. DOI:10.1016/j.eiar.2022.106914

Special Issue “2nd Edition of Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure”

High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) and other databases. Impact Factor: 3.390 (2020)

JCR category rank: Q1: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI) | Q2: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE) | Q2: Environmental Sciences (SCIE)

Special Issue “2nd Edition of Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure”

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Víctor Yepes
Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH), Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects, Universitat Politècnica de València Valencia, Spain
Interests: multiobjective optimization; structures optimization; lifecycle assessment; social sustainability of infrastructures; reliability-based maintenance optimization; optimization and decision-making under uncertainty

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Moacir Kripka
Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEng), University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo CEP 99052-900, Brazil
Interests: structural analysis; optimization; building; engineering optimization; civil engineering; linear programming; mathematical programming; heuristics; structural optimization; concrete; combinatorial optimization; structural engineering; multiobjective optimization; reinforced concrete; optimization methods; discrete optimization; optimization theory; simulated annealing; optimization software

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the 2nd edition of Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure. The recently established Sustainable Development Goals call for a paradigm shift in the way buildings and infrastructures are conceived. The construction industry is a main source of environmental impacts, given its great material consumption and energy demands. It is also a major contributor to the economic growth of regions through the provision of useful infrastructure and generation of employment, among others. Conventional approaches underlying current building design practices fall short of covering the relevant environmental and social implications derived from inappropriate design, construction, and planning. The development of adequate sustainable design strategies is therefore becoming extremely relevant with regard to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda Goals for Sustainable Development.

This Special Issue aims to increase knowledge on sustainable design practices by highlighting the actual research trends that explore efficient ways to reduce the environmental consequences related to the construction industry while promoting social wellbeing and economic development. These objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Life-cycle-oriented building and infrastructure design;
  • Design optimization based on sustainable criteria;
  • Maintenance design towards sustainability;
  • Inclusion of social impacts in the design of buildings and infrastructures;
  • Resilience and sustainability;
  • Use of sustainable materials;
  • Decision-making processes that effectively integrate economic, environmental, and social aspects.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Keywords

  • Sustainable design and construction
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainability in decision making
  • Green buildings
  • Sustainable maintenance
  • Resilient structures
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable management of infrastructures
  • Multiobjective optimization for sustainable development

Special Issue “Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure”

High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) and other databases. Impact Factor: 2.468 (2018)

Special Issue “Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure”

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Víctor Yepes
Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH), Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects, Universitat Politècnica de València Valencia, Spain
Interests: multi-objective optimization; life-cycle assessment; decision-making; sustainability; concrete structures; CO2 emissions; construction management

Guest Editor

Dr. Ignacio J. Navarro
Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects, Universitat Politècnica de València Valencia, Spain
Interests: multicriteria decision making; reliability-based maintenance optimization; sustainability of infrastructures; social impacts of infrastructures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recently established Sustainable Development Goals call for a paradigm shift in the way buildings and infrastructures are conceived. The construction industry is a main source of environmental impacts, given its great material consumption and energy demands. It is also a major contributor to the economic growth of regions through the provision of useful infrastructure and generation of employment, among others. Conventional approaches underlying current building design practices fall short of covering the relevant environmental and social implications derived from inappropriate design, construction, and planning. The development of adequate sustainable design strategies is therefore becoming extremely relevant with regard to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda Goals for Sustainable Development.

This Special Issue aims to increase knowledge on sustainable design practices by highlighting the actual research trends that explore efficient ways to reduce the environmental consequences related to the construction industry while promoting social wellbeing and economic development. These objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Life-cycle-oriented building and infrastructure design;
  • Design optimization based on sustainable criteria;
  • Maintenance design towards sustainability;
  • Inclusion of social impacts in the design of buildings and infrastructures;
  • Resilience and sustainability;
  • Use of sustainable materials;
  • Decision-making processes that effectively integrate economic, environmental, and social aspects.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Keywords

  • Sustainable design and construction
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainability in decision making
  • Green buildings
  • Sustainable maintenance
  • Resilient structures
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable management of infrastructures
  • Multiobjective optimization for sustainable development