MOBO a new software for multi-objective building performance optimization

Matti Palonen, Mohamed Hamdy, Ala Hasan

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a new software developed for building performance optimization. MOBO is a generic freeware able to handle single and multiobjective optimization problems with continuous and discrete variables and constraint functions. It can be coupled to many external (simulation) programs. It has a library of different types of algorithms (evolutionary, deterministic, hybrid, exhaustive and random), and is able to handle multi-modal functions and have automatic constraint handling. The input is fed by a GUI. The user can write the input by algebraic formulas using standard symbols. The output can be viewed by two graphs that show the progress of the optimization. A beta version of MOBO is available for download and use.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBuilding Simulation 2013
    Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association
    PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association - IBPSA
    Pages2567-2574
    ISBN (Print)978-2-74666294
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS2013 - Chambery, France
    Duration: 26 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

    Conference

    Conference13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS2013
    Abbreviated titleBS2013
    CountryFrance
    CityChambery
    Period26/08/1328/08/13

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    Keywords

    • multi-objective
    • building performance
    • optimization

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    Palonen, M., Hamdy, M., & Hasan, A. (2013). MOBO a new software for multi-objective building performance optimization. In Building Simulation 2013: 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (pp. 2567-2574). International Building Performance Simulation Association - IBPSA. http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2013/p_1489.pdf