Practical Considerations on the Use of Additives for Shotcrete

by Tom Melbye, RESCON AS, Sagstua, Norway,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Shotcrete for Underground Support V

Abstract: Shotcrete is mostly used today for securing rock: in this capacity, it has solved many problems and has become a necessary aid. However, thedegree of utilization of the method is still poor. One of the important advantages of shotcrete is its flexibility and speed. Concrete which is to be applied through a hose against formwork, element or concrete constructions may be infinitely varied, both architecturally and constructively. The article stresses the advantages of the wet-spraying shotcrete.

Subject Headings: Shotcrete | Formwork (concrete construction) | Rocks | Architecture | Chemical additives

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