October 11, 2007

Book Review - Hydrodemolition

Hydrodemolition of Concrete Surfaces and Reinforced Concrete Structures
Andreas W. Momber
TH 153 .M66 2005

This clear and well organized book guides the reader from a definition of water jets to several applications for them in engineering and industry. Hydrodemolition is central to this book. Momber explains the properties of high-speed water jets, their capabilities, and the parameters required for them to be used to remove material. Equipment involved in the process is also given a detailed discussion, both the materials necessary for generating high-speed water streams as well as the qualities and features of surfaces that they are used against most effectively. Momber finishes with two chapters addressing problem solving issues and optimizing the effectiveness of the hydrodemolition processes.