Asian Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 703–712 | Cite as

Evolution of 112-day drying shrinkage equation of fly ash blended self-compacting concrete

  • J. Guru Jawahar
  • B. Yakshareddy
  • C. Sashidhar
  • C. Sreenivasulu
  • I. V. Ramana Reddy
Original Paper


This investigation is mainly focused on the prediction of 112-day drying shrinkage of self-compacting concrete (SCC) and conventional concrete (CC) blended with or without class F fly ash using symbolic regression. Two logical parameters, namely additive factor (AF) and coarse aggregate points (CAP), have been included in the preparation of input parameters to address the influence of fly ash and coarse aggregate on the drying shrinkage of concrete. The experimental data provided by literature and this investigation have been used for symbolic regression. It is evidently revealed that the evolved equation (AF_CAP_Equation) was able to predict the 112-day drying shrinkage of SCC and CC reasonably. Effect of AF and CAP on the drying shrinkage of concrete mixes has also been discussed.


Drying shrinkage Self-compacting concrete Conventional concrete Admixture factor Coarse aggregate points Symbolic regression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Guru Jawahar
    • 1
  • B. Yakshareddy
    • 1
  • C. Sashidhar
    • 2
  • C. Sreenivasulu
    • 2
  • I. V. Ramana Reddy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAnnamacharya Institute of Technology and SciencesTirupatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringJawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityAnantapuramuIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringSri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia

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