Definition: concrete placed by a high velocity pneumatic projection from a nozzle.- ACI Concrete Terminology

Shotcrete is a method of applying concrete projected at high velocity primarily on to a vertical or overhead surface. The impact created by the application consolidates the concrete. Although the hardened properties of shotcrete are similar to those of conventional cast-in-place concrete, the nature of the placement process results in an excellent bond with most substrates, and rapid or instant capabilities, particularly on complex forms or shapes. The shotcrete process requires less formwork and can be more economical than conventionally placed concrete. Shotcrete is applied using a wet- or dry-mix process. The wet-mix shotcrete process mixes all ingredients, including water, before introduction into the delivery hose. The dry-mix shotcrete process adds water to the mix at the nozzle.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON SHOTCRETE

Tunnel Lining Design, Part 1: Design Considerations

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2023

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2021

2020 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2021

Monitoring of Concrete Hardening and Strengthening Using Results of Electrical Resistivity Measurements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Flexural strengthening of RC slabs with CRC and the influence of the positional accuracy

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 2/1/2021

Doing More and Doing Better with Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/2021

Bridge Substructure Repairs with Basalt & Glass FRP Internal Reinforcement

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/1/2021

Pumping Up Profits

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2020

Seismic Performance of Fibre Reinforced Concrete in the Absence of Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Influence of test methodology on the applicability of test results of fibre reinforced concrete for design

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

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