This report contains the results of four studies pertaining to shotcrete technology. The first part of the report is an overview of American practices in shotcrete. The second part is a discussion of the development and practice of shotcrete technology in Europe, including a description of the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM). The third part describes the experiences of the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation in using shotcrete for tunnel linings and their design and construction concepts. The final part of the report is a discussion of instrumentation currently employed for obtaining the data used in design of shotcreted tunnels being constructed by the NATM. The NATM involves the use of the theoretical-observational approach to design. Each part of the report also gives recommendations as to needed research requirements and suggestions pertaining to possible extended uses of shotcrete in this country.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge Contract DACA39-75-M-0082, and Mathews (A. A.), Inc., Rockville, Md.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Davis Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1710

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Acoustics and Vibration Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Mathews (AA) Incorporated

    11900 Parklawn Drive
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Brekke, T L
    • Einstein, H H
    • MASON, R E
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-CR-S-76-4 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DACA39-74-M-0371, DACA 39-75--M-0082
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM