Journal article

Embodied carbon analysis and benchmarking emissions of high and ultra-high strength concrete using machine learning algorithms

PSM Thilakarathna, S Seo, KSK Baduge, H Lee, P Mendis, G Foliente

Journal of Cleaner Production | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

High strength concrete (HSC) (50–100 MPa) and ultra-high strength concrete (UHSC) (>100 MPa) have been increasingly used in the construction industry due to its inherent performance characteristics. However, these concrete mixes have a higher carbon footprint and it is vital to consider the embodied carbon of the HSC and UHSC due to the massive consumption throughout the world. In this study, embodied carbon analysis, using machine learning algorithms has been carried out to minimize the carbon footprint of concrete without jeopardizing the mechanical properties of the concrete. Machine learning models are developed using experimental results in the literature and used to predict the compres..

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