There are not many data related to the mechanism of concrete-ice abrasion published. Some of researches try to find similarities in concrete-ice abrasion mechanism with various wear mechanisms from tribology, others propose their own theory. In general, ice abrasion of concrete has some similarities, noticed by researches, with wear mechanisms of other materials for example same splitting on several stages (surface, transition, stable), or relation between friction and abrasion rate. Most of the equations use hardness or fracture toughness as the characteristic of the material. These parameters were tested both for ice and concrete in general. But may these results be applicable for micro scale modelling? This article gives an overview of several possible mechanisms and describes their main points. As well as author’s hypothesis of the mechanism is proposed.

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