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Title: Doing More and Doing Better with Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete

Author(s): Antoine Gagnon and Marc Jolin

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 43

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 28-32

Keywords: mixture, test, strength, performance

Date: 2/1/2021

The performance of fiber-reinforced shotcrete (FRS) depends on the quality of the shotcrete (its constituents and process), the performance of the fibers, and the interaction between the fibers and the shotcrete matrix. Unfortunately, the latter aspect is too often overlooked when designing an FRS mixture. Getting the most out of FRS is about finding the right “composite” for the situation or application considered and selecting an appropriate test method.


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