Comunicaciones presentadas al CMMoST 2019. 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering

Durante los días 23 a 25 de octubre de 2019 se celebra en la Universidad de Alicante el congreso internacional CMMoST 2019 (5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering). En la sesión de mañana, a las 12:00 horas, nuestro grupo de investigación presenta en la Sala de Grados, bajo la presidencia de Salvador Ivorra, cuatro comunicaciones.

El trabajo se enmarca dentro del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFE que dirijo como investigador principal en la Universitat Politècnica de València. Os dejo aquí las referencias y los resúmenes por si os resulta de interés.

MARTÍNEZ-MUÑOZ, D.; YEPES, V.; MARTÍ, J.V. (2019). Diseño de experimentos factorial completo aplicado al proyecto de muros de contención. 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering, CMMoST 2019, 23-25 oct 2019, Alicante, Spain.

ABSTRACT: This paper applies a complete factorial design to a five-meter wall to evaluate which variables most influence the response. This method is used for two target functions, CO2 emissions and the cost of the structure. To do this, 32 evaluations of the structure are performed using a computer program and a statistical analysis is carried out. The results of this analysis show that the most statistically representative factor is the thickness of the wall and the length of the toe is of little importance for both target functions. The result of the models considering only the variables without the interaction results in an R2 greater than 95%, so the interaction between variables, although it is proven to exist, is not relevant to the case study. This methodology allows to reduce the complexity of structural problems, reducing the number of variables.

PENADÉS-PLÀ, V.; YEPES, V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T. (2019). Metodología para valorar la sostenibilidad con baja influencia de los decisores. 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering, CMMoST 2019, 23-25 oct 2019, Alicante, Spain.

ABSTRACT: The goal of achieving sustainable structures involves a set of criteria that are usually opposed. This leads to the need to create a decision-making process. In every decision-making process there are subjective assessments that depend on the decision-maker. This is why decision-makers become an important part of the process because of their subjective assessment. This paper proposes a methodology in which the subjective assessment of the decision-maker in the assessment of sustainability in structures is reduced. Different processes are applied to reduce uncertainty in decision-making processes. In the first place the analysis of main components is applied, in the second place the optimization based on kriging, and finally the AHP method. All this is applied to a continuous concrete deck of beams for pedestrian walkways to achieve sustainable designs, reducing the complexity in making decisions on the most sustainable solution.

YEPES, V.; PENADÉS-PLÀ, V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T. (2019). Aplicación de optimización Kriging para la búsqueda de estructuras óptimas robustas. 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering, CMMoST 2019, 23-25 oct 2019, Alicante, Spain.

ABSTRACT: All the structural problems have an associated variability or uncertainty. In the design of structures there are parameters such as the dimensions of the structure, the mechanical characteristics of the materials or the loads that can have variations with respect to the design value. The goal of the robust design optimization is to obtain the design that is optimum and is less sensitive to variations of these uncertain initial parameters. The main limitation of the robust design optimization is the high computational cost required due to the high number of optimizations that must be made to assess the sensitivity of the objective response of the problem. For this reason, kriging model is applied to carry out the optimization process more efficiently. In this work, it is going to apply the robust design optimization on a continuous pedestrian bridge of prestressed concrete and box section.

YEPES, V.; MARTÍNEZ-MUÑOZ, D.; MARTÍ, J.V. (2019). Optimización de muros de hormigón mediante la metodología de la superficie de respuesta. 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering, CMMoST 2019, 23-25 oct 2019, Alicante, Spain.

ABSTRACT: This study presents an application of the response surface methodology to optimize a 5 m high concrete wall. The objective of this research work is to obtain a design solution of a concrete wall, using the CO2 emissions as an objective function to reduce its impact. To reach this objective, a factorial experimental design has been carried out to reduce the number of variables. After this, a steepest descent method has been used to look for the optimum neighborhood. Once the region around the optimum has been found, a second order response surface has been adjusted to reach the minimum. The objective function has been modified to allow a penalty for solutions that do not meet the Ultimate Limit States or stability restrictions. With this methodology, a good solution has been obtained, while also allowing the identification of the geometric design variables that mainly affect CO2 emissions.

 

Optimización de pasarelas de sección en cajón mediante metamodelos Kriging

Uno de los objetivos del proyecto DIMALIFE es la obtención de procedimientos novedosos y rápidos para optimizar estructuras mediante metamodelos. Los algoritmos heurísticos siguen un proceso inteligente en el que se modifican las variables de diseño con el fin de optimizar la función objetivo y verificar las restricciones. Metodologías como la optimización del diseño basada en metamodelos, como es el caso del método Kriging, proporcionan una superficie de respuesta de la muestra que puede ser optimizada.

A continuación os dejo una comunicación que presentamos en el pasado congreso IALCCE 2018 en Gante (Bélgica) sobre la optimización de una pasarela hiperestática de sección en cajón de hormigón postesado. En este trabajo, la optimización heurística convencional y la optimización heurística basada en kriging se aplican al mismo estudio de caso. En este caso se trata de una pasarela peatonal continua de vigas de cajón. La comparación muestra las ventajas y desventajas de ambas metodologías. Espero que os sea de interés.

ABSTRACT:

The structural optimization aims to determine the best solutions for the project objectives while guaranteeing the structural constraints. The heuristic algorithms follow an intelligent process in which the design variables are modified for the purpose of optimizing the objective function and verify the constraints. Methodologies like metamodel-based design optimization or surrogate-based optimization carry out a pseudo optimization applicable to structures. The kriging method provides a response surface from the sample that can be optimized. In this paper, conventional heuristic optimization and kriging-based heuristic optimization are applied to the same case study. This case involves a continuous box-girder pedestrian bridge. The comparison of the methodologies shows the advantages and disadvantages of both methodologies. Furthermore, a major compression of both processes gain a better understanding of the methods and the most suitable cases.

REFERENCE:

PENADÉS-PLÀ, V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T.; YEPES, V.; MARTÍ, J.V. (2018). Kriging-based heuristic optimization of a continuous concrete box-girger pedestrian bridge. Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), Ganth (Belgium), October 2018, pp. 2753-2759. ISBN: 9781138626331

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Método acelerado de optimización de puentes en cajón

 

Acaban de publicarnos en Engineering Structures, revista de ELSEVIER indexada en el primer cuartil del JCR, un artículo en el que hemos propuesto un novedoso método de optimización que acelera los cálculo al emplear Kriging como metamodelo en los cálculos intermedios de las iteraciones de un proceso de optimización heurística. Se ha aplicado en la optimización de la energía requerida para la construcción de un puente en cajón de hormigón pretensado, pero la metodología es aplicable al cálculo de cualquier estructura. Este artículo forma parte del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFE. Como se ha publicado en abierto, os puedo pasar el artículo completo, que os podéis descargar también en la propia revista.

ABSTRACT:

Structural optimization is normally carried out by means of conventional heuristic optimization due to the complexity of the structural problems. However, the conventional heuristic optimization still consumes a large amount of time. The use of metamodels helps to reduce the computational cost of the optimization and, along these lines, kriging-based heuristic optimization is presented as an alternative to carry out an accelerated optimization of complex problems. In this work, conventional heuristic optimization and kriging-based heuristic optimization will be applied to reach the optimal solution of a continuous box-girder pedestrian bridge of three spans with a low embodied energy. For this purpose, different penalizations and different initial sample sizes will be studied and compared. This work shows that kriging-based heuristic optimization provides results close to those of conventional heuristic optimization using less time. For the sample size of 50, the best solution differs about 2.54% compared to the conventional heuristic optimization, and reduces the computational cost by 99.06%. Therefore, the use of a kriging model in structural design problems offers a new means of solving certain structural problems that require a very high computational cost and reduces the difficulty of other problems.

KEYWORDS: Low-embodied energy; Post-tensioned concrete; Box-girder bridge; Structural optimization; Metamodel; Kriging

REFERENCE:
PENADÉS-PLÀ, V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T.; YEPES, V. (2019). Accelerated optimization method for low-embodied energy concrete box-girder bridge design. Engineering Structures, 179:556-565. DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.11.015

 

Trabajos Fin de Máster sobre optimización de puentes postesados con modelos Kriging

El martes 18 de septiembre de 2018 tuvo lugar la defensa de dos trabajos fin de máster complementarios que versaron sobre la optimización de puentes postesados con modelos tipo Kriging. Se propuso una nueva metodología para el estudio de soluciones de este tipo de puentes que conseguía reducciones de coste entorno al 7%. Sus autores fueron Alejandro Brun Izquierdo y Lorena Yepes Bellver, y obtuvieron la máxima calificación de Sobresaliente 10, Matrícula de Honor. Sus directores fueron los profesores Julián Alcalá González y Tatiana García Segura. Estos TFMs se enmarcan dentro del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFEDiseño y mantenimiento óptimo robusto y basado en fiabilidad de puentes e infraestructuras viarias de alta eficiencia social y medioambiental bajo presupuestos restrictivos”. Además, se da la circunstancia que estos dos estudiantes son los primeros matriculados en el Doble Máster en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos e Ingeniería del Hormigón. ¡Enhorabuena a todos ellos!