Microwave curing of concrete bridge repairs

MANGAT, Pal, GRIGORIADIS, Konstantinos and ABUBAKRI, Shahriar (2015). Microwave curing of concrete bridge repairs. In: 16th European Bridge Conference, Edinburgh, 23-25 June 2015. (In Press)

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The paper introduces the FP7 MCure project on the "Development and demonstration of an energy efficient system for accelerated curing during repair and refurbishment of concrete structures". It provides test results on microwave curing of six commercial repair materials. The results provide the basic relationships between microwave energy input and curing characteristics of the repair materials by presenting data on the following aspects:

• Surface temperature profiles and hot spots.

• Interrelationships between temperature profiles, power input, volume and microwave curing time for different repair materials.

• Response of different repair materials to microwave power.

• Recommendations on optimum curing temperatures and curing time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Infrastructure Management
Depositing User: Konstantinos Grigoriadis
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 11:45
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 17:21
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10120

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