Data from structural testing of sprayed and cast shotcrete reinforced with fibres of steel, basalt and synthetic material

Published: 1 December 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/d7n5mvb2sg.1


In this dataset, data from experimental testing of fibre-reinforced shotcrete is presented. The dataset contains five different fibres made of steel (Dramix 3D, Dramix 4D and Dramix5D), synthetic (BarChip R54) and basalt (MiniBar). Preparation of specimens and testing were performed by Vattenfall R&D in Älvkarleby, Sweden. This first version of the dataset contains the results for shotcrete specimens prepared through casting. The same shotcrete mix was used for all specimens, and three different dosages were used for each of the fibres except for Dramix 5D, for which only two dosages were tested. The dataset contains the shotcrete mix and standard output for the test of compressive strength according to EN 12390-3, residual flexural strength according to EN 14488-3 and energy absorption according to ASTM C1550. This dataset can be used to study how the structural toughness of fibre-reinforced shotcrete is affected by the dosage of fibre. Moreover, the data can be used to compare the structural performance of fibres of different materials. The data also provide a foundation to select a reasonable dosage of fibres to fulfil the structural requirements put on shotcrete in the design phase.


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Steel-Reinforced Concrete, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Shotcrete, Polypropylene, Basalt