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Optimization Driven Architectural Design of Structures

Objective

"According to UNEP, the building sector is estimated to be worth 10% of the global GDP and employs 111 million people. In addition, buildings use about 40% of global energy, 40% of global resources and emit approximately 33% of global GHG emissions. Finally, the fact that people today spend, on average, more than 80% of their time indoors, enhances its social importance. All above indicate the necessity to optimize building design.
Architects usually name ""optimal design"" the choice among a very limited set of design alternatives, dictated by their experience and intuition. However, modern design of structures requires one to account for a great number of criteria deriving from multiple disciplines, often of conflicting nature. The vast number of alternative choices enhances the possibility of arriving at an optimum with the incorporation of smart, automatic tools in the design process, further guiding designer’s intuition.
The principal aim of the proposed Network is to create and test methodologies for the application of optimization techniques in different design phases of civil structures by developing strong synergies among a multi-disciplinary team of academic experts from Greece, France, Cyprus, Canada, Turkey, Egypt & Jordan and SMEs from France & Greece.
A first goal of the project is to exploit the use of shape and topology optimization techniques in computer aided architectural design. Moreover, the Network wants to exchange ideas, propose formulations that correspond to real-life applications and develop solutions for optimal multi-disciplinary architectural design. Of particular interest is the combination of criteria deriving from structural mechanics, eco-design, bioclimatic design and acoustic performance.
For each topic, joint workshops, seminars and long-term visits will be organized at the coordinating and partner institutions. The results will be published in scientific journals, professional magazines and presented in international conferences.
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Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/structural engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 711 000

Participants (13)

SHAPE IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
13 Kritis
14231 Nea Ionia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMERICAN COMPUTERS AND ENGINEERS HELLAS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 297 000
Address
Aigaiou Pelagous 6
153 41 Agia Paraskevi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
1, Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109, Aglantzia
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEDIZ UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hurriyet Bulvari 16/1 Cankaya
35230 Menemen Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IZMIR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Gulbahce Urla
35430 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IOPTI

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
13 Rue Saint Honore
78000 Versailles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
YASAR UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Universite Caddesi 35-37 Agacliyol
35100 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUPRAXIA LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Nicolaou Pentadromos Center, Office 14
3026 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEA75 SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Via A.m. Calefati 197
70122 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI BARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Via Amendola 126 B
70126 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

CAIRO UNIVERSITY
Egypt
Address
Al Orman Guiza
12613 Giza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jordan
Address
Rbid
22110 Irbid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
845 Sherbrooke Street West
H3A0G4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments