Meta models for real-time design assessment within an integrated information and numerical modelling framework

J. Ninic, C. Koch, W. Tizani

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Abstract

In situations where rapid decisions are required or a large number of design alternatives is to be explored, numerical predictions of construction processes have to be performed in near real-time. For the design assessment of complex engineering problems such as mechanised tunnelling, simple numerical and analytical models are not able to reproduce all complex 3D interactions. To overcome this problem, in this paper a novel concept for on-demand design assessment for mechanized tunnelling using simulation-based meta models is proposed. This concept includes: (i) the generation of enhanced simulation-based meta models; (ii) real-time meta model-based design assessment in the design tool, and; (iii) the implementation within a unified numerical and information modelling platform called SATBIM. The capabilities of this concept are demonstrated through an example for the evaluation of tunnel alignment design and the assessment of the impact of tunnelling on existing infrastructure. Moreover, meta models are used for fast forward calculation in sensitivity analyses for the evaluation of the importance of model parameters. The concept proved its efficiency by assessing the design alternatives in real-time with the prediction error of less than 3% compared to complex numerical simulation in presented example.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

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