Numerical Optimization of Half-Tunnel Concrete Formwork System using FEA
Avinash S1, Ramesh Kannan M2
1Mr. Avinash S, Graduate Student, Division of Structural and geo-technical Engineering, School of Civil engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Dr. Ramesh Kannan M*,Assistant Professor Senior, Division of Structural and geo-technical Engineering, School of Civil engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on March 15, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 24, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 4354-4357 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F9225038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F9225.038620
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite | Mendeley
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Abstract: This research seeks to develop a comprehensive framework for the design of Half-Tunnel Concrete Formwork System (HTCFS). HTCFS are highly efficient systems that are used for the construction of modular RCC structural systems. Additionally, HTCFS are significant in terms of higher reuse in constructing modular units. Despite these advantages, the actual design procedure adapted for HTCFS was not well elucidated so far, many companies adapt their own design methodology and hence it is highly important to develop a simplified straight forward design methodology incorporating all comprehensive associated factors. Initially, the detail introspective assessment of various types of HTCFS are perceived. Then using this information, a 3D Solid model is developed, and eventually, the 3D model gets converted into 3D solid CAE model using sophisticated Finite Element package for the Finite Element Analysis (FEA). This procedure is repeated for different combinations of components that construed effective systematized HTCFS. From the FEA the optimal structural components required for the structural integrity of HTCFS are established.
Keywords: Half-Tunnel Concrete Formwork System, Design intend, Finite Element Analysis, Numerical Optimization, Modular Construction.
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures.