Posted by Daniel on .
A steel section of the Alaskan pipeline had a length of 65 m and a temperature of 22° C when it was installed. What is its change in length when the temperature drops to a frigid -37° C?
ΔL = αLΔT
α =12 •10⁻⁶ °C⁻¹
ΔL = 12 •10⁻⁶•65•( -37-22) = - 0.046 m