The Grey Relational Analysis of Quality Investigation of Concrete Containing Solar PV Cells
1 Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Ilan University, Yilan 260, Taiwan
2 Center for Sustainable Development, National Ilan University, Yilan 260, Taiwan
3 Dept. of Harbor and River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 202, Taiwan
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The construction industry through the use of less polluting green energy technology is already imminent and more had to do, and continue to improve as the development of green energy. Concrete is the most common-used construction material in the modern world. Traditional concrete is a composite, which is made of aggregate, Portland cement and water. Production of Portland cement consumes large amount of energy and releases lots of carbon dioxide, nevertheless, the developing of sustainable society means more urgent and important to search for new cementitious materials to replace Portland cement in future constructions. The research employs Taguchi method and Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) to invetigate the performance of alkali activated silica fume concrete in which amorphous silicon solar cells are ground and added into the mixture in three-phase analysis. Firstly, this study used Taguchi’s orthogonal array to evaluate the influence of the control factors and identify the important factors influencing quality characteristics. Secondly, all normalizing experiment variables ranked the grey relational grades of multi-quality characteristics. Finally, this study integrated the Taguchi method and the equal weights by using GRA to establish both equal and entropy weight-based grey relational values.
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