REDESIGN AND FIELD OPERATION OF A SELF-PROPELLED CAVITATING CONCRETE REMOVAL SYSTEM

The objective of this program was to redesign, build and demonstrate a self-propelled CONCAVER concrete removal system that utilized water cavitation erosion technology to accomplish the work. This final report presents an in-depth discussion of the significant elements of the program; specifically the design considerations, the fabrication and laboratory testing and finally the field demonstration. In addition, there are separate sections which include a cost analysis and system comparison and the conclusions and recommendations that resulted from this program. This program has promoted the advancement of water cavitation technology and has demonstrated its cost effectiveness and feasibility to be employed in large scale systems for concrete removal. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Daedalean Associates Incorporated

    15110 Federick Road
    Woodbine, MD  United States  21797

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Bankard, M G
    • Mayhall Jr, R H
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-84-207 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-80-C-00143
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM