[HEAT ENGINEERING IN SOVIET CONSTRUCTION] Stroitel’naya teplotekhnika ograzhdayushchikh chastey zdaniy [i.e. Heat Engineering in the Construction of the Protective Parts of Buildings]
Moscow; Leningrad: Gosstroizdat, 1933. 211 pp.: schemes. 22.9x15.5 cm. In original publisher’s quarter cloth. Loss of the piece of the spine, soiling of the boards, wear to the edges, previous owner’s ink inscriptions on the title-page, contents, and p. 5, and boards. Otherwise good.
Scarce. First edition. 1 of 5,000 copies. Edited by N. Zapletin.
This early Soviet book on heat engineering in the construction of the protective parts of buildings was written by Konstantin Fokin, a Russian engineer and one of the creators of Soviet building heat engineering. Shortly after graduating from the Civil Engineering Faculty of the Moscow Higher Technical School, Konstantin started his scientific activity at the State Institute of Structures in 1927. Together with O. Vlasov, Fokin developed the first Soviet standards for building heating technology, which became the basis of this work. Printed in 1933, the edition contains a detailed description of a number of thermal engineering related issues including thermal properties of building materials, heat transfer, heat resistance, moisture regime of fences, features of outer corners, and heat engineering regime of flat roofs. The publication consists of 7 sections and features multiple examples of heat engineering calculations of external parts of buildings, such as attic floor, timber frame wall, etc. The book is also supplemented with three appendixes: table of thermal performance of building materials, table of values of radiation coefficients of building materials, and tables of maximum water vapor pressure.
The edition was designed for students of civil engineering universities, engineers and technicians of design and construction.
Overall, an interesting book written by one of the creators of Soviet building heat engineering.
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