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Study of the use of parameterization and computater simulations in the early stages of the design process aiming for optimization

Grant number: 15/08415-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Maria Gabriela Caffarena Celani
Grantee:Filipe Medéia de Campos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The recent advances in CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacturing) tools are revolutionizing the way of thinking and produce the architecture as well as the relations between architects, other professionals in the construction and production methods. In addition to insert complex geometries in architecture, it also allowed through parametric methods, computer simulations, genetic algorithms and optimizations, to insert information that allowed creating integrated solutions between architecture and performance. The architectural design is a task that involves meeting multiple criteria, which are often conflicting. The introduction of analysis tolls at the beginning of the process can help to achieve a better match between those criteria. When evaluating building performance on issues such as heat gain or structure from the beginning of the design process, it can change aspects such as structural distribution, orientation, arrangement of openings, facades protection, geometry etc., aimed at better building performance. This research aims to develop and implement a parametric generative system for complex geometries, exploring structural optimization tools and heat gain in the early stages of the design process, creating a design tool that aids in multi-criterial analysis and development of the project from the early stages of the design process.

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CAMPOS, Filipe Medéia de. Study of the use of parametrization and computational simulations in the initial stages of the design process aiming at optimization. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo Campinas, SP.

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