Design space exploration for high-performance greenhouse design

Demi Fang, Alpha Arsano, Nathan Brown, Christoph Reinhart, Caitlin Mueller

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study in utilizing design space exploration techniques for the design of a greenhouse that extends the growing season for vegetables in Portola Valley, California. The work synthesizes disparate fields of research: greenhouse design and performance-driven early-stage design. The design problem involves variables relating to geometry and glazing ratio, which are adjusted to meet objectives based on lighting, thermal, and structural performance. Design space explorations are conducted to test greenhouse design rules of thumb, such as the importance of south-facing surfaces and the tradeoff between lighting and thermal performance that dictates glazing ratios. The results demonstrate how design space exploration techniques can validate and potentially augment these rules of thumb in greenhouse design, demonstrating a workflow for exploring and selecting design options that extend the growing season of select crops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE
EditorsCarlos Lazaro, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Eugenio Onate
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Pages1104-1113
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788412110104
StatePublished - 2019
EventIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 7 2019Oct 10 2019

Publication series

NameIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE

Conference

ConferenceIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/7/1910/10/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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