Novel Parametric Knowledge Modelling approach applied to Viaducts

Maria Gkoika, Jeroen Coenders, Rob Nijsse, Sander van Nederveen, Sander Pasterkamp, Arend Rutgers

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach to modelling and documenting design knowledge: to use parametric technology to explicitly store knowledge which exists in a group of people (such as a company), so that it can be reused over many projects and grow over time when more projects are designed. This approach has been applied and tested on a test case of common concrete viaducts. The outcome constitutes the first iteration of the development of a parametric viaduct design platform, aimed for architects and structural engineers. The motivation was to counter the fragmentation of the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry, where each discipline encapsulates different knowledge areas, which results in miscommunication and the loss of valuable information and time. The suggested methodology aims at combining the BIM principles [1] with the concepts of parametric and associative design, as well as visual programming [2] to develop a common design platform for the architect and the structural engineer. Such a platform ensures that both disciplines are working on the same design and merges their different knowledge areas into one model. The knowledge model evolves from a top-down UML diagram into a user-friendly, parametric platform for viaduct design implemented in Dynamo [3].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019 – Structural Membranes 2019
Subtitle of host publication Form and Force, 7-10 October 2019, Barcelona, Spain
EditorsCarlos Lázaro, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Eugenio Oñate
PublisherCIMNE
Pages1108-1115
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-84-121101-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventFORM and FORCE 2019: 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2019) and 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (Structural Membranes 2019) - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Oct 201910 Oct 2019
http://congress.cimne.com/formandforce2019/frontal/default.asp

Conference

ConferenceFORM and FORCE 2019: 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2019) and 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (Structural Membranes 2019)
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/10/1910/10/19
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Keywords

  • concrete viaducts
  • conceptual design
  • parametric design
  • associative design
  • knowledge model
  • BIM

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    Gkoika, M., Coenders, J., Nijsse, R., van Nederveen, S., Pasterkamp, S., & Rutgers, A. (2019). Novel Parametric Knowledge Modelling approach applied to Viaducts. In C. Lázaro, K-U. Bletzinger, & E. Oñate (Eds.), Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019 – Structural Membranes 2019: Form and Force, 7-10 October 2019, Barcelona, Spain (pp. 1108-1115). CIMNE.