Erosion Test with High-speed Water Jet Applied on Surface of Concrete Treated with Solution of Modified Lithium Silicates

  • Petr HlaváčekEmail author
  • Libor Sitek
  • Rudolf Hela
  • Lenka Bodnárová
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The paper focuses on the erosion resistance test based on surface treatment by a high-speed water jet applied on concrete. A reference concrete sample and concrete samples with three types of solution of modified lithium silicates applied on the concrete surface were tested under various erosion conditions. Two different jet impact angles (45° and 90°) were investigated. A significant difference in the erosion rate in the surface layers was observed comparing the untreated concrete and the concrete treated by various solutions of modified lithium silicates, but only in the initial phase of erosion.


Cement-based composite Lithium silicates Erosion High-speed water jet 



This work was supported by grant of the Czech Science Foundation (18-25035S) and by project of the Institute of Clean Technologies for Mining and the Utilization of Raw Materials for Energy Use – Sustainability program, reg. no. LO1406 financed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. Some parts of presented work was also supported by a project for the long-term conceptual development of research organisations RVO: 68145535. The authors are very thankful for the support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Hlaváček
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Libor Sitek
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rudolf Hela
    • 3
  • Lenka Bodnárová
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Geonics of the CASOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Clean Technologies for Mining and Utilization of Raw Materials for Energy UseOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic
  3. 3.Faculty of Civil EngineeringBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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