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Knowledge-Based Systems and Computational Tools for Concrete.


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Garboczi, E. J.; Bentz, D. P.; Frohnsdorff, G. J. C.

Concrete International, 24-27, December 2000.

Keywords:

concretes; computer integrated knowledge; HYPERCON; concrete technology; high performance concrete; materials science

Abstract:

Within the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the HYPERCON Partnership for High Performance Concrete Technology [(PHPCT) http://ciks.cbt.nist.gov/phpct/] program is working to develop the materials science knowledge necessary for making high-performance concrete (HPC) a usable, well-understood, and durable material, thus enabling the reliable application of high-performance concrete in buildings and civil infrastructure. This work involves the combination of experimental and computational materials science research, that is needed to address the complex nature of concrete. The delivery of the output of this research is focused on developing computer-integrated knowledge systems (CIKS), that are a synergistic combination of databases, models, and computational tools. This article describes the current status of such systems presently available for use by concrete technologists.