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Hosseini P, Kaveh A, Naghian A. DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE MIXES: INSIGHTS FROM ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS AND COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering 2023; 13 (4) :457-476
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-566-en.html
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In this study, experimental and computational approaches are used in order to develop and optimize self-compacting concrete mixes (Artificial neural network, EVPS metaheuristic algorithm, Taguchi method). Initially, ten basic mix designs were tested, and an artificial neural network was trained to predict the properties of these mixes. The network was then used to generate ten optimized mixes using the EVPS algorithm. Three mixes with the highest compressive strength were selected, and additional tests were conducted using the Taguchi approach. Inputting these results, along with the initial mix designs, into a second trained neural network, 10 new mix designs were tested using the network. Two of these mixes did not meet the requirements for self-compacting concrete, specifically in the U-box test. However, the predicted compressive strength results showed excellent agreement with low error percentages compared to the laboratory results, which indicates the effectiveness of the artificial neural network in predicting concrete properties, thus indicating that self-compacting concrete properties can be predicted with reasonable accuracy. The paper emphasizes the reliability and cost-effectiveness of artificial neural networks in predicting concrete properties. The study highlights the importance of providing diverse and abundant training data to improve the accuracy of predictions. The results demonstrate that neural networks can serve as valuable tools for predicting concrete characteristics, saving time and resources in the process. Overall, the research provides insights into the development of self-compacting concrete mixes and highlights the effectiveness of computational approaches in optimizing concrete performance.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2023/07/7 | Accepted: 2023/10/18 | Published: 2023/10/18

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