The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, along with Minova USA Inc., and the University of Dundee, developed a rapid strength, high bonding shotcrete system for infrastructure repair and stabilization, at the request of a mandate from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This mandate called for development of a material that gains structural strengths very rapidly, as well as the development of a corresponding deployment system to stabilize and repair shock damaged structures to avoid catastrophic failure. Tekcrete Fast® is a material that was developed for this process, and is a specially designed, rapid-setting, and high performance dry-mix shotcrete. This system will stabilize structures like airport runways, tunnels, bridges, and dams that have been shocked and damaged by explosives, or seismic activity, etc. before they fail, by reaching compressive strengths of 41.4 MPa in 3 hours, and 75.8 MPa in 28 days. Additionally, in November 2014, a civil engineering demonstration of Tekcrete Fast® took place in Disaster City, Texas to show that Tekcrete Fast® can help first responders to stabilize building structures.
|Title of host publication||The 9th International Concrete Conference 2016|
|Subtitle of host publication||Environment, Efficiency and Economic Challenges for Concrete|
|Editors||M Roderick Jones, Moray D Newlands, Judith E Halliday, Laszlo J Csetenyi, Li Zheng, Michael J McCarthy, Thomas D Dyer|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||University of Dundee|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||The 9th International Concrete Conference 2016 - Dundee, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Jul 2016 → 6 Jul 2016
|Conference||The 9th International Concrete Conference 2016|
|Period||4/07/16 → 6/07/16|
- CSA cement
- Infrastructure repair
Oberlink, A., Robl, T., Jewell, R., Duvallet, T., Mills, P., & Jones, M. (2016). Rapidly Deployable Shotcrete System for the Structural Stailization of Shock Damaged Structures. In M. R. Jones, M. D. Newlands, J. E. Halliday, L. J. Csetenyi, L. Zheng, M. J. McCarthy, & T. D. Dyer (Eds.), The 9th International Concrete Conference 2016: Environment, Efficiency and Economic Challenges for Concrete (pp. 1220-1229). University of Dundee.