HYDRODEMOLITION - A MODERN TECHNIQUE OF CONCRETE REMOVAL IN BRIDGE REPAIR. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT. INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGE MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, MARCH 28-30, 1990

Given the ever-increasing traffic volume, repair of bridges as key elements of road systems is a problem of growing importance. As is well known, any restoration work first involves the removal of all traces of deteriorated concrete only, while avoiding any damage to sound concrete and restoration materials. The technique of hydrodemolition, developed at the end of the 1970s in Italy, satisfies these requirements, using high-speed water jets without abrasives. This report describes this technology, explaining its theoretical basis and giving many examples of practical applications.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830553.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Medeot, R
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM