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Neutrosophic Multicriteria Methods for the Selection of Sustainable Alternative Materials in Concrete Design

Authors Names :   Jesus Estupiñan Rcardo   1 *     Maikel Leyva Vázquez   2  

1  Affiliation :  Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes , Ecuador

    Email :  ua.jesusestupinan@uniandes.edu.ec

2  Affiliation :  Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes , Ecuador

    Email :  mleyvaz@gmail.com

Doi   :   https://doi.org/10.54216/AJBOR.060203

Received: February 19, 2022 Accepted: April 20, 2022

Abstract :

Increased awareness of the environmental impacts associated with excessive carbon dioxide emissions generated from cement production has led to great strides in developing technologies and materials aimed at reducing such impacts. A large amount of work has been carried out worldwide related to the design of more sustainable concrete mixes that take advantage of natural elements or those recovered from waste. This work analyzes a set of alternatives for substitutes of concrete mix aggregates that guarantee the best levels of resistance to compression and also comply with the principles of environmental sustainability. To do this, the TOPSIS multi-criteria decision method is used to determine the preferred substitute alternative for aggregates based on certain criteria. The analysis carried out using the TOPSIS method revealed that the alternative with the highest level of proximity to the ideal solution was the use of recycled glass as an additive to the concrete mix. It was observed that the specialists considered the environmental impact and the resistance and durability of the resulting concrete as the most important criteria to assess. A qualitative comparison of the alternatives resulting from the analysis was carried out to verify the results achieved by the method used.

Keywords :

alternative aggregates; concrete mix; evaluation of alternatives; sustainable substitutes; neutrosophic TOPSIS

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Cite this Article as :
Jesus Estupiñan Rcardo , Maikel Leyva Vázquez, Neutrosophic Multicriteria Methods for the Selection of Sustainable Alternative Materials in Concrete Design, American Journal of Business and Operations Research, Vol. 6 , No. 2 , (2022) : 28-38 (Doi   :  https://doi.org/10.54216/AJBOR.060203)