Proposal of Dosing of Mortars Using Simplex Network

  • M. T. MarvilaEmail author
  • A. R. G. Azevedo
  • J. Alexandre
  • E. B. Zanelato
  • S. N. Monteiro
  • N. A. Cerqueira
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


The objective of this work is to present a proposal for a methodology for the dosage of multiple use mortars containing cement, hydrated lime, clay, limestone and sand. For this, the tests of consistency, compressive strength, water absorption, voids index and density in various proportions of mortars were carried out. The basis of the dosing method is to perform the simplex network planning of all these proportions, to obtain the optimum region where all the parameters present coherent values. The results demonstrate the possibility of using simplex as a mortar dosing methodology.


Multiple use mortars Compressive strength Simplex methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. T. Marvila
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. R. G. Azevedo
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Alexandre
    • 1
  • E. B. Zanelato
    • 1
  • S. N. Monteiro
    • 2
  • N. A. Cerqueira
    • 1
  1. 1.LECIV – Civil Engineering LaboratoryUENF - State University of the Northern Rio de JaneiroCampos dos Goytacazes, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Materials ScienceIME - Military Institute of EngineeringRio de JaneiroBrazil

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