Data driven design of alkali-activated concrete using sequential learning
This paper presents a novel approach for developing sustainable building materials through Sequential Learning. Data sets with a total of 1367 formulations of different types of alkali-activated building materials, including fly ash and blast furnace slag-based concrete and their respective compressive strength and CO2-footprint, were compiled from the literature to develop and evaluate this approach. Utilizing this data, a comprehensive computational study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of the proposed material design methodologies, simulating laboratory conditions reflective of real-world scenarios. The results indicate a significant reduction in development time and lower research costs enabled through predictions with machine learning. This work challenges common practices in data-driven materials development for building materials. Our results show, training data required for data-driven design may be much less than commonly suggested. Further, it is more important to establish a practical design framework than to choose more accurate models. This approach can be immediately implemented into practical applications and can be translated into significant advances in sustainable building materials development.
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