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Title: Optimum Sample Sizes for Concrete Cylinder Tests Using Information Theory
Author(s): Fred Webster
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 373-379
Keywords: Bayes’ theorem; compressive strength; concretes; information theory: optimization: probability theory; quality control; sampling; tests.
Abstract:Information theory and Bayesian decision statistics are used in conjunction with a simple loss function to study the optimum size for concrete cytinder testing. Results are presented in figures of optimum sample size versus replacement costs and in tables of probabilities associated with different optimum sample sires.
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