La Resistencia a la Compresión y el Desgaste en Adoquines de Concreto

Translated title of the contribution: Compressive Strength and Wear in Concrete Pavers

Bryan Santiago Saraguro Cando, Jorge Luis Carrion Rueda, Hugo Florencio Torres Merino, David Patricio Guerrero Cuasapaz

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Roads are a fundamental axis in the development of the country and represent a high cost investment by the government, therefore it is important to ensure the quality and useful life of the pavers used in road construction, in order to provide a high degree of reliability and comfort. Pavers do not fail in compression because they are confined to each other. In many countries this test is obsolete, and has been replaced by the indirect tensile test. For this reason, the need arises to find a relationship between two of the properties of paving blocks, in order to establish a better quality control in terms of compressive strength and to find values that fit the reality of our country. In this context, the analysis of compressive strength and wear is carried out, looking for a relationship between them. In this search process, standardized field and laboratory work was carried out in a population of 57 factories in the city of Quito. The data obtained were analyzed by statistical methods, validated through a hypothesis test and p-value significance. In the first instance, a very low relationship value was obtained, therefore, there is no relationship between these tests. For this reason, a maximum wear value is proposed to be taken into account for future studies.
Translated title of the contributionCompressive Strength and Wear in Concrete Pavers
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)481-506
Number of pages26
JournalRevista de la Universidad del Zulia
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021


  • Abrasion wear resistance
  • Compressive strength
  • Concrete pavers

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 237A Construction and civil engineering


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