Application of layout and topology optimization using pattern gradation for the conceptual design of buildings

Lauren L. Stromberg, Alessandro Beghini, William F. Baker, Glaucio H. Paulino

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Abstract

This paper explores the use of manufacturing-type constraints, in particular pattern gradation and repetition, in the context of building layout optimization. By placing constraints on the design domain in terms of number and variable size of repeating patterns along any direction, the conceptual design for buildings is facilitated. To substantiate the potential future applications of this work, examples within the context of high-rise building design are presented. Successful development of such ideas can contribute to practical engineering solutions, especially during the building design process. Examples are given to illustrate the ideas developed both in two-dimensional and three-dimensional building configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-180
Number of pages16
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Control and Optimization

Keywords

  • High-rise buildings
  • Material layout
  • Pattern constraints
  • Pattern gradation
  • Topology optimization

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