The requirements for the calculation and optimization of ballasts have become very high today.
We rely on linear algebra and the solvers of Google and GUROBI for the solution.
The requirements for the calculation of ballast in aerodynamic systems are constantly increasing.
In principle, this is done in the same way as competition in the market.
Many of our customers have subjected their folding roof systems to a stability test in live tests to determine how the stiffness of the system can positively use the distribution of ballast against lift-off and against displacement.
Combined with the different types of ballast (stones, tubs, penetrations) the great challenge arose for us, not simply to calculate the ballast against this background according to wind reports, but also to optimize the stiffness and type of ballast.
As a result, various paramters are taken into account:
- Type of ballast (user setting)
- Cost of the ballast type until it has been applied and assembled (User Setting)
- Mounting speed
- System stiffness
- And: Taking into account the ballast required in the wind report
Thus, each calculation of ballast, a large amount of parameters is packed into a linear equation.
This linear equation is sent to the solver for the solution,and thus to find the optimal solution.
Depending on the project size and system, either the Google AI Tools or the GUROBI Optimizer do this at a breathtaking pace.