Project Title Fuzzy ART- based High Performance Concrete Mix Proportion Estimation Model
Project Category Innovation
Abstract High performance concrete (HPC) is used in more durable and serviceable structures, such as high rise buildings and highway bridges. In a lack of a generalized systematic HPC mix proportion procedure, numerous trial mixes are required before a suitable mix proportion is decided. Therefore, there is a need to have a generalized HPC mix proportioning procedure that can be used to get satisfactory mixture with desired concrete performances, in order to minimize the number of trial mixes. A fuzzy adaptive resonance theory (ART)-based HPC mix proportion estimation model can be used as an aid to HPC mix proportioning to get a satisfactory mixture which can achieve desired concrete performances and minimize the number of trial mixes. The fuzzy ART-based high performance concrete mix proportion estimation model is a model that is able to estimate HPC mix proportion that satisfies a set of desired concrete performances, based on real experimental data. The model receives a set of desired concrete performances, searches for a set of mix proportions which satisfies the desired concrete performances, classifies the mix proportions of selected data into clusters, measures the similarity between performances of deduced clusters with desired performances, and deduces a mix proportion. As the model uses clustering method, it is able to identify potential noisy data which might affect the output of the model. Two additional features of the model is its ability to: (i) handle multiple desired concrete performances, and (ii) to propose mix proportions with different concrete constituents. This model is useful to aid HPC mix proportioning process, in order to get a mix proportion that satisfies a set of desired concrete performances. Experimental works have been conducted to validate the output of the model.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2019-11-07


Staff Status
Chiew Fei Ha, Dr Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Innovation Technology Expo 2019 2019-07-24 National Silver Imperial Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak