Multi-objective retrofit optimization model#

Description

This analysis computes a series of linear programming models for single- and multi-objective optimization related to the effect of extreme weather on a community in terms of three objective functions. The three objectives used in this program are to minimize economic loss, minimize population dislocation, and maximize building functionality.

This analysis computes a series of linear programming models for single- and multi-objective optimization related to the effect of extreme weather on a community in terms of three objective functions. The three objectives used in this program are to minimize economic loss, minimize population dislocation, and maximize building functionality. The analysis uses the set of mitigation strategies, which is determined by the hazard type. For instance, seismic mitigation on existing buildings includes reinforcing buildings with cross bracing, reinforcing buildings using shear walls, install shear anchors, etc. For tsunami and flooding hazards, relocation is one of the mitigation strategies. Various parameters represent, for example, the starting and final retrofitting level of a building, the retrofitting cost for buildings retrofitted from one level to another in groups of structural types, or a coefficient of objective, which represents a community resilience goal to measure the performance of a system. The total number of objectives of the optimization model implemented in pyIncore is currently three; economic loss, population dislocation and building functionality constraints.

The computation proceeds by iteratively solving constrained linear models using epsilon steps. The CSV outputs of the computation are collections of optimal resource allocations.

Contributors

  • Science: Charles Nicholson and Yunjie Wen

  • Implementation: Dale Cochran, Tarun Adluri, Jorge Duarte, Diego Calderon, Santiago Núñez-Corrales, and NCSA IN-CORE Dev Team

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Input parameters

key name

type

name

description

result_name

str

Result name

Result CSV dataset name.

model_solver

str

Model solver

Choice of the model solver to use. Gurobi is the default solver.

num_epsilon_steps *

int

Epsilon values

Number of epsilon values to evaluate.

max_budget *

str

Maximum budget

Selection of maximum possible budget.

budget_available

float

Budget value

Custom budget value.

inactive_submodels

[int]

Identifier of submodels

Identifier of submodels to inactivate during analysis.

scale_data *

bool

Scaling data

Choice for scaling data.

scaling_factor

float

Scaling factor

Custom scaling factor.

Input datasets

key name

type

name

description

building_related_data *

incore:multiobjectiveBuildingRelatedData

Building-related data

A csv file with building-related data.

strategy_costs_data *

incore:multiobjectiveStrategyCost

Strategy cost

A csv file with strategy cost data per building.

Output datasets

key name

type

parent key

name

description

optimal_solution_dv_x *

incore:multiobjectiveOptimalSolutionX

Results

A csv file with an optimal solution for decision variable x for Economic loss, Population dislocation and Building functionality values, results of objective function values.

optimal_solution_dv_y *

incore:multiobjectiveOptimalSolutionY

Results

A csv file with an optimal solution for decision variable y with initial and final retrofitted strategies for Economic loss, Population dislocation and Building functionality values, results of objective function values.

(* required)

Execution

code snippet:

    # Create Multi-objective retrofit optimization instance
    opt = `MultiObjectiveRetrofitOptimization`(client)

    # Load input dataset
    opt.load_remote_input_dataset("building_related_data", building_related_data)
    opt.load_remote_input_dataset("strategy_costs_data", strategy_costs_data)

    # Specify the result name
    result_name = "Multi_objective_retrofit_optimization"

    # Set analysis parameters
    opt.set_parameter("result_name", result_name)
    opt.set_parameter("model_solver", "Gurobi")
    opt.set_parameter("num_epsilon_steps", 10)
    opt.set_parameter("max_budget", max_budget)
    opt.set_parameter("budget_available", 1000000)
    opt.set_parameter("inactive_submodels", [inactive_submodels])
    opt.set_parameter("scale_data", True)
    opt.set_parameter("scaling_factor", 1.0)
    
    # Run Multi-objective retrofit optimization analysis
    opt.run_analysis()

full analysis: multi_retrofit_optimization.ipynb