Demolition of Concrete Structures by Heating

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Title: Demolition of Concrete Structures by Heating

Author(s): Yoshio Kasai

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 11

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 33-38

Keywords: breaking concrete; heating concrete; heating reinforcing steel; breaking concrete; thermal boring and cutting; thermal demolition; General

Date: 3/1/1989

Abstract:
Three classifications of methods that use heat to demolish concrete are discussed: (1) thermal cutting and boring using high temperature flame, plasma, or laser beam; (2) cracking and peeling concrete by electrical heating of reinforcing steel; and (3) breaking and peeling concrete by heating concrete directly using electrical energy.