Investigating the Application of DOE Method in Designing a High-Strength and High-Performance Concrete
Concrete is the main material used in most of structures in the world. The use of high strength and high performance concrete to overcome deterioration due to static and dynamic load and some environmental burden in different situation such as chloride attack, sulphate attack and etc, is increasing worldwide. Achieving to a concrete with a high quality and saving in amount of material used for producing the concrete need a proper mix design method taken into account. DOE method is considered as an effective and substantial method in implementing the concrete mix design. In this paper, specifications and all mix design calculation steps using DOE method in achieving a high strength and high performance concrete for a tall building in a coastal environment based on three concrete cubes specimens produced in the lab, are investigated. The 7 and 14 day compressive strength test were implemented on the concrete cubes. At the end, it concluded that the specified compressive strength (45 N/mm2) can be achieved on the 28th day based on DOE method.
Duanling Li, Dawei Zheng and Jun Shi
M. Valinejad Shoubi et al., "Investigating the Application of DOE Method in Designing a High-Strength and High-Performance Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 875-877, pp. 776-780, 2014