Measuring the Cracking Potential of Shotcrete

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Title: Measuring the Cracking Potential of Shotcrete

Author(s): Sébastien Girard, Marc Jolin, Benoit Bissonnette, and Jean-Daniel Lemay

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 39

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 44-48

Keywords: ring test, stress, time, variability

Date: 8/1/2017

Abstract:
A recent research project was conducted to develop a suitable test method for evaluating the shrinkage cracking sensitivity of shotcrete mixtures. The experimental approach and an overview of the testing program are summarized, and the challenges of producing realistic and homogenous test specimens are discussed.