RADIO FREQUENCY EQUIPMENT FOR HEAT TREATING INTERNALLY SEALED CONCRETE

This report presents the analysis and conceptual design of a radio frequency (RF) heating system for heat treating internally sealed concrete. Design considerations included: control of heating rate and pattern; ease of operation; energy efficiency; and life-cycle costs. Equipment size and maneuvering requirements for large area (2,000 in one section every 8 hours), low rate heating resulted in equipment not being fabricated and tested, however if rapid heating were allowed, RF systems were shown to be practical and energy efficient. This report will be of interest to researchers and operations personnel concerned with portable, high rate heat sources for relatively small areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Albany International Research Company

    Dedham, MA  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Implementation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schiffer, D K
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-81-167 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9313
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1982 12:00AM