Genetic algorithm in mix proportioning of high-performance concrete

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High-performance concrete is defined as concrete that meets special combinations of performance and uniformity requirements that cannot always be achieved routinely using conventional constituents and normal mixing, placing, and curing practices. Ever since the term high-performance concrete was introduced into the industry, it had widely used in large-scale concrete construction that demands high strength, high flowability, and high durability. To obtain such performances that cannot be obtained from conventional concrete and by the current method, a large number of trial mixes are required to select the desired combination of materials that meets special performance. Therefore, in this paper, using genetic algorithm that is a global optimization technique modeled on biological evolutionary process - natural selection and natural genetics - and can be used to find a near optimal solution to a problem that may have many solutions, the new design method for high-performance concrete mixtures is suggested to reduce the number of trial mixtures with desired properties in the field test. Experimental and analytic investigations were carried out to develop the design method for high-performance concrete mixtures and to verify the proposed mix design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-420
Number of pages12
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to express their gratitude to the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) for the financial support of the National Research Laboratory (NRL).

Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Compressive strength
  • Genetic algorithm
  • High-performance concrete
  • Mixture proportioning
  • Workability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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