DEVELOPMENT OF SONIC AND ULTRASONIC POWER DEVICES FOR APPLICATION IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

THE RESEARCH DESCRIBED HAS RESULTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESONANT TRANSDUCERS, CAPABLE OF DELIVERING UP TO 30 KW OF 10 KHZ VIBRATIONAL ENERGY TO A WORK SURFACE; THE DEVELOPMENT OF SONIC ENERGY DELIVERY SYSTEMS, CAPABLE OF DELIVERING THE FULL CAPACITY OF THESE NEW TRANSDUCERS TO DELECTED WORK SURFACES; THE DEVELOPMENT OF 10 KHZ POWER-CONVERSIONS OR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; THE EXPLORATION OF SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS, IN WHICH THIS FORM OF ENERGY, AT HIGH ENERGY DENSITIES, IS APPLIED TO HIGHWAY ENGINEERING PROCESSES; AND THE EXAMINATION, ON THEORETICAL AND FUNDAMENTAL GROUNDS, OF THESE SONIC ENERGY DELIVERY SYSTEMS, OF THESE TRANSDUCERS, AND OF SPECIFIC WORK SURFACE INTERACTIONS WITH THIS FORM OF ENERGY. FOR THE FIRST TIME HIGH-FREQUENCY, 10,000 CYCLES PER SECOND POWER, MEASURED IN KILOWATTS OR HORSEPOWER CAN BE IMPOSED UPON EXISTING PROCESSES. THE APPLICATION OF THIS FORM OF ENERGY, TO THE MIXING OF CONCRETE FOR EXAMPLE, HAS SHOWN THAT THE HIGH-FREQUENCY VIBRATION BENEFITED THE ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final ReporT, 2 VOLS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Transportation Research Center
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Mcmaster, R C
    • Libby, C C
    • Graff, K
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

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  • Accession Number: 00203536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM