Dynamic optimization for the development of climate-neutral concrete structures

Reference number 2018-04596
Coordinator NCC SVERIGE AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 450 000
Project duration October 2018 - June 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this research project is to develop a dynamic optimization concept to complement traditional structural design and construction practice, public procurement routines, product development processes and client follow-up control in order to create more sustainable concrete structures. The aim is to build a mathematical model that indicates which optimization parameters determine that one concrete structure is more climate-neutral than another for the same technical performance and price.

Expected results and effects

The project´s results will be a report describing the completed workshop, the preliminary study with Gap analysis and a description of the performed demonstration. The result will be presented at an international conference and published in a scientific article.

Planned approach and implementation

The project´s activities are conducted in the form of workshops, project meetings, analysis of previously published research, interviews with leading researchers in areas and a principle demonstration of the developed concept. The project is conducted in close dialogue between colleges and the construction industry. Dissemination of the result will be done both within the academy and the construction industry to create a more effective collaboration in value chain in the design of climate-neutral concrete structures.

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