Rapidly Deployable Shotcrete System for the Structural Stailization of Shock Damaged Structures

Anne Oberlink, Tom Robl, Robert Jewell, Tristana Duvallet, Peter Mills, Martyn Jones

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 9th International Concrete Conference 2016
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironment, Efficiency and Economic Challenges for Concrete
EditorsM Roderick Jones, Moray D Newlands, Judith E Halliday, Laszlo J Csetenyi, Li Zheng, Michael J McCarthy, Thomas D Dyer
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780957326316
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe 9th International Concrete Conference 2016 - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20166 Jul 2016


ConferenceThe 9th International Concrete Conference 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • CSA cement
  • Shotcrete
  • Infrastructure repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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