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SECTION OPTIMIZATION AND RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF ARCH-TYPE DAMS INCLUDING COUPLED MECHANICAL-THERMAL AND HYDRAULIC FIELDS

  • From the design experiences of arch dams in the past, it has significant practical value to carry out the shape optimization of arch dams, which can fully make use of material characteristics and reduce the cost of constructions. Suitable variables need to be chosen to formulate the objective function, e.g. to minimize the total volume of the arch dam. Additionally a series of constraints areFrom the design experiences of arch dams in the past, it has significant practical value to carry out the shape optimization of arch dams, which can fully make use of material characteristics and reduce the cost of constructions. Suitable variables need to be chosen to formulate the objective function, e.g. to minimize the total volume of the arch dam. Additionally a series of constraints are derived and a reasonable and convenient penalty function has been formed, which can easily enforce the characteristics of constraints and optimal design. For the optimization method, a Genetic Algorithm is adopted to perform a global search. Simultaneously, ANSYS is used to do the mechanical analysis under the coupling of thermal and hydraulic loads. One of the constraints of the newly designed dam is to fulfill requirements on the structural safety. Therefore, a reliability analysis is applied to offer a good decision supporting for matters concerning predictions of both safety and service life of the arch dam. By this, the key factors which would influence the stability and safety of arch dam significantly can be acquired, and supply a good way to take preventive measures to prolong ate the service life of an arch dam and enhances the safety of structure.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Author: Fengjie Tan, Tom LahmerORCiDGND, Manju Gyaraganahalll Siddappa
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.2821Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20170314-28212Cite-Link
ISSN:1611-4086
Parent Title (English):Digital Proceedings, International Conference on the Applications of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering : July 20 - 22 2015, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Editor: Klaus GürlebeckGND, Tom LahmerORCiDGND
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/04
Date of first Publication:2015/08/28
Release Date:2017/03/14
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Creating Corporation:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes:Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen / Institut für Strukturmechanik
Pagenumber:8
Tag:Data, information and knowledge modeling in civil engineering; Function theoretic methods and PDE in engineering sciences; Mathematical methods for (robotics and) computer vision; Numerical modeling in engineering; Optimization in engineering applications
GND Keyword:Angewandte Informatik; Angewandte Mathematik; Building Information Modeling; Computerunterstütztes Verfahren
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 000 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
BKL-Classification:31 Mathematik / 31.80 Angewandte Mathematik
56 Bauwesen / 56.03 Methoden im Bauingenieurwesen
Collections:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Internationales Kolloquium über Anwendungen der Informatik und Mathematik in Architektur und Bauwesen, IKM, Weimar / Internationales Kolloquium über Anwendungen der Informatik und Mathematik in Architektur und Bauwesen, IKM, Weimar, 20. 2015
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell (CC BY-NC 4.0)