Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete: Comparing the Properties of Dry- and Wet-Mix Shotcrete Reinforced with Steel Fibers

The authors examine both wet- and dry-mix methods of producing steel fiber reinforced shotcrete. Under identical placement conditions, the dry-mix method showed higher fiber and coarse aggregate rebound than the wet-mix. The wet-mix method showed lower compressive and much higher flexural strength than the dry-mix under identical water-cementitious material ratios. This may have been due in part to both aggregate type and coarse aggregate-cementitious material ratio. Wet-mix shotcrete developed both higher fiber efficiency and much higher toughness than dry-mix in regard to a given fiber dosage's flexural toughness.

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  • Authors:
    • Banthia, Nemkumar
    • Bindiganavile, Vivek
  • Publication Date: 2007-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-58
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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  • Accession Number: 01046894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2007 10:13AM