Automatic Code Compliance with Multi-Dimensional Data Fitting in a BIM context

Patlakas, Panagiotis and Livingstone, A. and Hairstans, R. and Neighbour, Gareth B (2018) Automatic Code Compliance with Multi-Dimensional Data Fitting in a BIM context. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 38. pp. 216-231. ISSN 1474-0346 (In Press)

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Abstract

BIM-based tools can contribute to addressing some of the challenges faced by structural engineering practitioners. A BIM-based framework for the development of components that deliver Automatic Code Compliance (ACC) is presented. The structural design problems that such components solve are categorised as simple, where ACC can be implemented directly, or complex, where more advanced approaches are needed. The mathematical process of Multi-Dimensional Data Fitting (MDDF) is introduced in order for the latter, enabling the compression of complex engineering calculations to a single equation that can be easily implemented into a BIM software engineering package. Proof-of-concept examples are given for both cases: offsite-manufactured structural joists are utilised as a non-recursive example, implementing the results obtained in the manufacturer’s literature; the axial capacity of metal fasteners in axially loaded timber-to-timber connections are utilised as an example of recursive problems. The MDDF analysis and its implementation in a BIM package of those problems are presented. Finally, the concept is generalised for non-structural aspects at a framework level, and the challenges, implications, and prospects of ACC in a BIM context are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Ian Mcdonald
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 12:50
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6108

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