How do I enter a shotcrete core?

A shotcrete core is not really the same as a concrete cylinder, and it's definitely not a beam or cube, so how do I enter one?

The testing machine only cares about specimen type, which is the geometry (i.e., cylinder, cube, beam, etc.), and test type (i.e., compression, tensile split, flexural, etc.).  The specimen type is generic in that it is independent of material type (i.e., concrete, mortar, grout, shotcrete, etc.).  ForneyVault has not yet implemented material types (coming soon!).

What this means is that a shotcrete core is typically entered as a cylinder specimen type.  In ForneyVault, a cylinder has length and diameter, regardless of the material. Therefore, when you create default specimens, you can create a cylinder that is named something like, “Shotcrete Core,” and then provide the typical nominal dimensions.

When you create your shotcrete core set, you select a “Cylinder” specimen type, then choose the “Shotcrete Core” default specimen.