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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TERNARY BINDER IN SHOTCRETE DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE METRO TUNNEL IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

196

Pages

7

Page Range

161 - 167

Published

2020

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM200171

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Author(s)

ŠÁRKA PEŠKOVÁ, RADOSLAV SOVJÁK, VÍT ŠMILAUER, PAVEL RŮŽIČKA, PETR KONVALINKA

Abstract

This paper summarizes recent achievements in shotcrete utilizing ternary binder. Ternary binder is composed mainly from fly ashes and, during hydration, produces large volumes of ettringite beneficial for early-strength gain in shotcrete. Savings in mineral resources, utilization of by-products and reduction in clinker consumption are seen as key benefits for the implemented solution. Design of ternary binder is discussed, including thermodynamical modelling and evolution of volume fractions in the binder. Ternary binder showed high stability with regards to input oxide variations, naturally occurring in heterogeneous fly ash production. Based on the results, a mock-up experiment was performed to verify the effectiveness of ternary binder in shotcrete with excellent results. Approximately 20 tons of the ternary binder is weekly consumed in the pilot project of metro D in Prague. Shotcrete serves as a temporary primary lining in the new Austrian tunnelling method. Substitute for cement in the form of ternary binder reached 50% for concrete strength class C25/30, following J2 curve strength gain.

Keywords

shotcrete, ternary binder, fly ash, ettringite, J2 curve, utilization