IJIET 2013 Vol.3(6): 582-586 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.340

An Integrated Model for Simulating Activities and Optimizing Space Function in Educational Facility

Ren-Jye Dzeng, Chin-Teng Lin, and Fan-Yi Hsiao

Abstract—Determining the function for each space in a building plays an important role for assessing the service level of an educational facility. The function layout affects how users move between spaces during their participation of activities in the facility. This research describes the integration of an activity-based simulation model and a space-function assignment optimization model with six phases, including data collection, data preparation, data mining, optimization, verification, and refinement. The paper also uses a real case to demonstrate the use of the proposed model, and has shown a 4.96% improvement on the objective value compared to the contracted architect’s original plan.

Index Terms—Function space assignment, optimization, activity simulation, movement simulation.

R. J. Dzeng and F. Y. Hsiao are with the Dept. of Civil Engr., National Chiao-Tung University, 1001, University Road, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan (e-mail: rjdzeng@mail.nctu.edu.tw, minlove.xiao@gmail.com).
C. T. Lin is with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University, 1001, University Road, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan (e-mail: ctlin@mail.nctu.edu.tw).

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Cite:Ren-Jye Dzeng, Chin-Teng Lin, and Fan-Yi Hsiao, "An Integrated Model for Simulating Activities and Optimizing Space Function in Educational Facility," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 582-586, 2013.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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