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Compressive Strength of Cement Mortar Modified with Nano-Alumina in Correlation with Different Water-to-Cement Ratios and Curing Periods - A Statistical Analysis

1,a Muhammed Abdullah , 2,Serwan Khorsheed Rafiq 

a,b,c University of Sulaimani, College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department

Received 11 Feburuary  2020 ,  Accepted 19 June 2020 Available online 30 December 2020

ABSTRACT

One promising insight to extended service life of cement mortar and improve it is durability by assimilating nano mechanism into the cement-based materials. Regardless of many research studies on the effect of nano alumina on the mechanical performance of cement mortar, there has not been a widespread study examining the effect of nano Al2O3, curing period (t), and water-to-cement ratio (w/c) on the compressive strength (σc) of cement mortar. Consequently, this study explores the subject matter which could be helpful for the building and construction field. In this study, the data collected on the compressive strength of the cement mortar modified with different percentages of nano alumina ranging from 0.5% to 13.5% (by dry weight of the cement) were gathered from the literature. A nonlinear modeling NLM and statistical data analysis were performed on above 500 assembled data. The w/c ratio of the cement mortar varied from 0.3% to 0.79%, and the compressive strength of cement mortar modified with nano alumina and cured for 1,7 and 28 up to 90 days leads to high strength ranged from (10 MPa to 68 MPa). The result of NLM showed that curing period has the highest effect on the compressive strength in combination with water to cement ratio and percentage of nano alumina replacement with a coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.85.

KEYWORDS 

Correlation, Mortar, Nanomaterials, Nano-engineering, Nano-cement, Sustainability, Nano Al2O3, Nano alumina.

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