June 7-10, 2009
Adhesive mortar for tiles can be significantly improved by modification. Why should sprayed concrete not benefit similarly for various applications? This question has been investigated through large-scale tests in a tunnel cross passage, in an access gallery of a salt mine and in a mining gravity shaft. In-situ tests are necessary because the sprayed concrete mix and the process engineering have a significant influence on the quality of the sprayed concrete. The fresh concrete properties and the properties of the sprayed concrete like early strength development, the ability to creep, adhesion, density and resistance to abrasion are all investigated.
Gerhard Pittino, Robert Galler, Klaus Bonin, and Jürgen Bezler, "EXPERIENCES WITH POLYMER-MODIFIED SHOTCRETE" in "Shotcrete for Underground Support XI", Felix Amberg, M.o.S. ETHZ, SIA, Switzerland; Knut F Garshol, BASF Construction Chemicals, LLF, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2009). http://dc.engconfintl.org/shotcrete/13