Classification of Concrete Strength Grade Using Nearest Neighbor Partitioning

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10878)


Concrete is an important building material in the field of civil engineering. As an important factor, the strength of concrete affects its quality directly. Although conventional methods are made to forecast concrete strength, the classification of its grade is still an important issue in terms of non-uniformity of mortar and the complexity of curing condition. In this study, the classification of strength grade is implemented by employing the nearest neighbor partitioning method-based neural network classifier, which not only produces flexible decision boundaries but also eliminates centroid-based constraints and further enlarges the opportunity for finding optimal solutions. Experimental results manifest that the adopted method improves the performance of concrete grade classification.


Neural network Nearest neighbor partitioning Concrete strength 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61573166, No. 61572230, No. 81671785, No. 61472164, No. 61472163, No. 61672262. Science and technology project of Shandong Province under Grant No. 2015GGX101025. Project of Shandong Province Higher Educational Science and Technology Program under Grant no. J16LN07. Shandong Provincial Key R&D Program under Grant No. 2016ZDJS01A12, No. 2016GGX101001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Network Based Intelligent ComputingUniversity of JinanJinanChina
  2. 2.School of InformaticsLinyi UniversityLinyiChina
  3. 3.Shenzhen Gangchuang Building Material Co., Ltd.ShenzhenChina

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