Classification and Characterization of Abrasive Materials

  • Andreas W. Momber
  • Radovan Kovacevic


A large number of different types of abrasive materials are used in the abrasive water-jet technique. A survey in 1995 [26] shows that most of the abrasive water-jet shops use garnet (90%), followed by olivine (15%), slag (15%), aluminum-oxide (11%), and silica-sand (11%). Martinec [27] distinguishes between two major groups of abrasive materials: oxides and silicates. Table 2.1 lists subgroups of both of these types.


Abrasive Particle Sieve Analysis Abrasive Material Knoop Hardness Impact Frequency 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas W. Momber
    • 1
  • Radovan Kovacevic
    • 2
  1. 1.WOMA Apparatebau GmbHDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Southern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA

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