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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 29, Number 3, March 2022 , pages 169-186
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/cac.2022.29.3.169
 


Statistical analysis of the influences of admixtures and elevated temperatures on mortar properties
Ilker Bekir Topcu, Aytac Unverdi and Vural Yildirim

 
Abstract
    Mortar is produced with different degrees of temperature and ratios of admixture materials. In order to produce strength mortar, the degree of temperature and the ratio of admixture materials must be optimized. This paper examines experimental effects by applying certain degrees of temperature and ratios of admixture materials to statistically understand the changes in the strength of mortar. The Taguchi method is used for the above-mentioned optimization problem. Firstly, factorial ANOVA is used to investigate the difference of means between the experiments. Due to the significant differences in obtained means, the regression analysis is applied. On the other hand, the effects of the varying degrees of temperature and admixture ratios are presented via 3D plots. Finally, the statistical results of ANOVA and Taguchi indicate that degree of temperature and the different ratios of admixture materials can affect the behaviour of mortar under the tests.
 
Key Words
    admixture; ANOVA; mortar; taguchi method; temperature
 
Address
Ilker Bekir Topcu: Department of Civil Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Aytac Unverdi: Department of Civil Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Vural Yildirim: Institute of Earth and Space Sciences, Eskisehir Technical University, Eskişehir, Turkey
 

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