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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Connecticut Dept. of Transportation, Hartford, Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield, and Maryland Dept. of Transportation, Baltimore.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University Research Corporation

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

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62706

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    Baltimore, MD  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Boyko, L L
    • Lederer, E H
    • Sawyer, R G
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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