Volumetric Thermal Expansion

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Volumetric Thermal Expansion

Volumetric thermal expansion (also known as volume thermal expansion) takes place in gasses and liquids when a change in temperature, volume or type of substance occures.   

Volumetric Thermal Expansion FORMULA

\( volume \; differential   \;=\;    volumetric  \; thermal \; expansion \; coefficient    \;\;x\;\;   initial \; volume \; of \; object  \;\;x\;\;  temperature \; differential \)

\( \Delta V  =  \beta   V_o  \Delta T \)

\( \frac { \Delta V}  { V_o }  =  \beta   \Delta T \) 

Where:

\(\Delta V\) = volume differential

\(\beta \) (Greek symbol beta) = volumetric thermal expansion coefficient

\(V_o\) = origional volume of object

\(\Delta T\) = temperature differential

 

Tags: Equations for Thermal Equations for Volume