A study was undertaken to investigate the effects of a wide range of factors on
the abrasion resistance of fibre reinforced concrete, including concrete mix
constituents and curing regimes. The role of several fibre characteristics including
content, type, shape and length were also examined to assess their influence on the
abrasion resistance of concrete floors. The results obtained are discussed and clearly
show that the inclusion of fibres produced an improvement in the abrasion resistance
of concrete. In this study, the results indicate that the shape of the steel fibres was
not a factor that affected the abrasion resistance while the opposite was true for the
length of the steel fibres, with the shorter fibres being most effective. The curing
regime was a significant factor affecting the abrasion resistance of concrete floors.
The experimental data also show that the abrasion resistance and the compressive
strength are directly related.