MICROWAVE HEATING FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE
This report describes a two-year program during which a high power microwave generator was designed, fabricated, and tested. The microwave road patch system consists of a microwave power generating system and an associated cooling unit and applicator. This equipment is mounted on a modified 2 1/2-ton dump truck equipped with a hydraulic loader. The theoretical and practical considerations involved in the development and performance of this equipment and in the investigation of the polymer concrete compositions are discussed. Also, a series of field tests was conducted in Syracuse, New York, and in each of the sponsoring states. The system's feasibility for use in repairing bridge decks and pavements was successfully demonstrated, and alternative uses of this equipment are indicated.
- Sponsored in part by Connecticut Dept. of Transportation, Hartford, Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield, and Maryland Dept. of Transportation, Baltimore.
Syracuse University Research CorporationP.O. Box 26, University Station
Syracuse, NY United States 13210
Wethersfield, CT United States 06109
Springfield, IL United States 62706
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Boyko, L L
- Lederer, E H
- Sawyer, R G
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge decks; Concrete pavements; Design; Fabrication; Field tests; Highway maintenance; Highways; Maintenance; Maintenance equipment; Microwave devices; Microwaves; Pavement maintenance; Performance tests; Polymer concrete; Polymers; Repairing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Repairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Microwave equipment
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00150480
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SURC-TR-76-052 Final Rpt., FHWA/IL/SURC-76/052
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM