Toolbox for super-structured and super-structure free multi-disciplinary building spatial design optimisation

S. Boonstra, K. van der Blom, H. Hofmeyer, M.T.M. Emmerich, A.W.M. van Schijndel, P. de Wilde

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Abstract

Multi-disciplinary optimisation of building spatial designs is characterised by large solution spaces. Here two approaches are introduced, one being super-structured and the other super-structure free. Both are different in nature and perform differently for large solution spaces and each requires its own representation of a building spatial design, which are also presented here. A method to combine the two approaches is proposed, because the two are prospected to supplement each other. Accordingly a toolbox is presented, which can evaluate the structural and thermal performances of a building spatial design to provide a user with the means to define optimisation procedures. A demonstration of the toolbox is given where the toolbox has been used for an elementary implementation of a simulation of co-evolutionary design processes. The optimisation approaches and the toolbox that are presented in this paper will be used in future efforts for research into- and development of optimisation methods for multi-disciplinary building spatial design optimisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-100
Number of pages15
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Building optimisation
  • Building physics
  • Multi-disciplinary optimisation
  • Structural design
  • Super-structures

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  • Co-evolutionary design processes applied to building spatial design optimization

    Boonstra, S., van der Blom, K., Hofmeyer, H. & Emmerich, M. T. M., 31 May 2019, Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO13). Guo, X. & Huang, H. (eds.). Beijing: ISSMO, p. 110-115 6 p.

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  • Realistic structural stabilization based on spatial zoning

    Boonstra, S., Claessens, D. P. H., Hofmeyer, H. & de Vries, B., 3 Jul 2019, 26th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering. Geyer, P., Allacker, K., Schevenels, M., de Troyer, F. & Pauwels, P. (eds.). Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 10 p. 15. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; vol. 2394).

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  • Combined super-structured and super-structure free optimisation of building spatial designs

    Boonstra, S., van der Blom, K., Hofmeyer, H. & Emmerich, M. T. M., Jul 2017, Intelligent computing in engineering. EG-ICE International workshop. 24TH 2017. : EG-ICE 2017. Koch, C., Tizani, W. & Ninić, J. (eds.). Nottingham: University of Nottingham, p. 23-34 12 p.

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