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Introduction to Cold Regions Engineering

Introduction to Cold Regions Engineering

Introduction to Cold Regions Engineering

Dean R. Freitag, P.E., and Terry T. McFadden, P.E.

ASCE Press

1997 / 758 pp.

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Stock No. 40006 / ISBN: 9780784400067
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This comprehensive text introduces the special principles and practices needed for successful design and construction in cold environments and explains how to adapt engineering specialties and disciplines to the particular requirements imposed by freezing temperatures. Each chapter includes a section of "First Principles" providing fundamental analysis of cold regions problems. Soil mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, and heat flow are covered in detail.

Topics include:

  • principles of heat transfer;
  • properties of frozen soils;
  • freezing phenomena;
  • roads and airfields;
  • building foundations on permafrost;
  • hydrology and hydraulics;
  • water supply and delivery;
  • sanitary systems and wastewater treatment;
  • control of snow and ice;
  • performance of materials in cold regions;
  • equipment and operations;
  • earthwork in cold regions; and
  • site selection.

This book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering students who intend to practice in cold regions. The book's practical content will be valuable to engineers who need to know the fundamental cold-regions requirements on topics that are not in their specialty areas.

About the Authors
Dean R. Freitag, Ph.D., P.E., is professor emeritus at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Terry T. McFadden, Ph.D., P.E., is a former professor of engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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