Effect of SnO 2 , ZrO 2 , and CaCO 3 nanoparticles on water transport and durability properties of self-compacting mortar containing fly ash: Experimental observations and ANFIS predictions

This paper investigates the influence of the addition of nanoparticles, namely SnO2, ZrO2 and CaCO3, at different doses on the durability and the microstructure of self-compacting mortar

Mojdeh Mehrinejad Khotbehsara; Bahareh Mehdizadeh Miyandehi; Farzad Naseri; Togay Ozbakkaloglu; Faezeh Jafari; Ehsan Mohseni

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Addition of nano SnO2, ZrO2 and CaCO3 leads to improvements in the durability of self-compacting mortars
  • adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system predictions of the hardened mortar properties are in close agreement with the experimental results
  • This paper investigates the influence of the addition of nanoparticles, namely SnO2, ZrO2 and CaCO3, at different doses on the durability and the microstructure of self-compacting mortar
  • Microstructure of SCMs was investigated through scanning electron microscopy
  • The mixtures containing nanoparticles exhibit improved transport properties, with increased compressive strengths and resistance to water and chloride ion penetration. These improvements are attributed to the compact microstructures, as the micro pore system was refined in the presence of nanoparticles
  • The numerical results show that the metamodels provide accurate estimates of experimental results

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