Parameter optimization of chemically activated mortaars containing high volumes of pozzolan by statistical design and analysis of experiments

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2006
Aldemir, Başak
This thesis illustrates parameter optimization of early and late compressive strengths of chemically activated mortars containing high volumes of pozzolan by statistical design and analysis of experiments. Four dominant parameters in chemical activation of natural pozzolans are chosen for the research, which are natural pozzolan replacement, amount of pozzolan passing 45 æm sieve, activator dosage and activator type. Response surface methodology has been employed in statistical design and analysis of experiments. Based on various second-order response surface designs; experimental data has been collected, best regression models have been chosen and optimized. In addition to the optimization of early and late strength responses separately, simultaneous optimization of compressive strength with several other responses such as cost, and standard deviation estimate has also been performed. Research highlight is the uniqueness of the statistical optimization approach to chemical activation of natural pozzolans.

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B. Aldemir, “Parameter optimization of chemically activated mortaars containing high volumes of pozzolan by statistical design and analysis of experiments,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.