This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the subject of optimization methods. Optimal mix design for both ordinary and special concretes (such as fibre- reinforced concretes, polymer cement concretes and water permeable concretes). Different problems of optimization are considered and illustrated with examples. Large sets of new experimental data are presented and discussed.
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Mathematical foundations of the optimization of composites. Review of concrete mix design methods. Optimization of reinforcement of the fibre-reinforced concretes. Optimization of the polymer cement concretes. Optimization of water permeable concrete. Design and optimization based on large databases.