Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/42532
Title: Optimization of constructive systems through the application of a genetic algorithm
Authors: Lopes, Nuno
Rodrigues, Eugénio
Gaspar, Adélio
Keywords: Genetic Algorithm
Constructive System Optimization
Dynamic Simulation
Energy Efficiency
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2016
Abstract: Multiple design features, such as form, construction material type and thickness, and glazing type and area, affect the building’s energy consumption. In this work, a procedure was developed to reduce the energy consumption of alternative building’s geometries by optimizing their constructive system elements. The optimization procedure consists of a genetic algorithm that seeks to improve the opaque elements’ materials types and thicknesses and transparent elements’ type. The algorithm is then tested in a case study of a single-family house design program for which several floor plans were automatically created using a generative method. The performance of each candidate solution was carried out using dynamic simulation. The results shown that the developed tool was able to improve and find the near-optimum constructive system for each of the alternative building’s geometry.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/42532
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