Mix design procedure for shotcrete

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Title: Mix design procedure for shotcrete

Author(s): García Vicente, T.; Agulló Fité, L.; Aguado de Cea, A.; Rodríguez Barboza, J.U.

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 52

Issue: 220

Appears on pages(s): 43 - 56

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Date: 1/3/2001

Abstract:
This article deals with different aspects related to the mix design of shotcrete. First, a review of the existing mix proportioning methods for shotcrete is presented. In general, these methods are highly empirical and there is not an internationally established method. Then a mix design procedure for dry and wet-mix shotcrete is proposed and its theoretical basis is developed. The procedure takes into account the influences of rebound, application technique and the characteristics of the support. Finally, for a better understanding of the procedure, it is illustrated with a practical application.


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