Optimization process for thin-walled high performance concrete sandwich panels

Kamil Hodicky, Thomas Hulin, Jacob Wittrup Schmidt, Henrik Stang

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A Nearly zero energy buildings are to become a requirement as part of the European energy policy. There are many ways of designing nearly zero energy buildings, but there is a lack of knowledge on optimization processes in the sense of structurally and thermally efficient design with an optimal economical solution. The present paper aims to provide multi-objective optimisation procedure addressed to structural precast thin-walled High Performance Concrete Sandwich Panels (HPCSP). The research aim is concerned with developing a tool that considers the cost of HPCSP materials along with the specifications of the design constrains and variables. The tool integrates the processes of HPCSP design, quantity take-off and cost estimation into a single system that would provide different costs for different HPCSP designs. The proposed multi-objective optimisation scheme results into derivation of basic design recommendations, regarding the material’s strength and HPCSP’s geometrical parameters that fulfil the objective of minimum cost.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International FIB Congress
Number of pages7
PublisherIMC - FIB
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-81-7371-919-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFourth International fib Congress : Improving performance of concrete structures - The Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre, Mumbai, India
Duration: 10 Feb 201414 Feb 2014
Conference number: 4


ConferenceFourth International fib Congress
LocationThe Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre
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Hodicky, K., Hulin, T., Schmidt, J. W., & Stang, H. (2014). Optimization process for thin-walled high performance concrete sandwich panels. In Proceedings of the Fourth International FIB Congress IMC - FIB.