Title: Doing More and Doing Better with Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete
Author(s): Antoine Gagnon and Marc Jolin
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 28-32
Keywords: mixture, test, strength, performance
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.