Analysis of Abrasion Depth and Rates in Concrete

  •  Mohammed Saleh AlAnsari    


Abrasion is a major problem in hydraulic structures as they are continuously exposed to various types of water. Henceforth, these structures are susceptible to damage and require heavy maintenance. There is a significant demand in finding new techniques for improving the resistance towards the erosion of the concrete used in the construction of hydraulic structures. This work put forth a comparative analysis of the performance of two different types of concretes towards resistance namely, high-performance fiber reinforced concrete (HPFRC) [steel fibers (30 mm and 50 mm) and polypropylene fibers (19 mm)] and high-performance concrete (HPC). A comparative study was carried out based on their resistance towards wearing and hydro-abrasion erosion. The analyses were conducted using the WMP ECLIPSE method and ASTM C 1138 method. The results indicated that the rate of abrasion could be diminished by 18% based on the types of cement, fibers, concrete and modifications like the addition of silica fume. 

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