This report describes a series of tests to evaluate a system for rapidly repairing airfield pavement using polymer concrete (synthetic polymer plus aggregate), thermally cured by microwave power. The technique, developed by the Syracuse University Research Corporation (SURC) for highway maintenance, uses a truck-mounted 50-kilowatt microwave generator to irradiate areas patched with polymer concrete. Test results indicate that the polymer concrete can be cured in a fraction of an hour, bonds well to old pavement material, is very strong, and possesses other qualities which make it naturally suited for airfield use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University Research Corporation

    P.O. Box 26, University Station
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13210

    Airforce Civil Engineering Center

    Tyndal AFB, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Boyko, L L
    • Sawyer, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SURC-TR-75-197 Final Rpt., AFCEC-TR-75-19
  • Contract Numbers: F08638-75-C-0010
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1977 12:00AM