Volumetric Thermal Expansion

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

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

FORMULA

$$\Delta V = 3 \alpha V_i \Delta T$$

$$\Delta V = \beta V_i \Delta T$$

Where:

$$\Delta V$$ = volume differential

$$\beta$$ = volume thermal expansion coefficient

$$V_i$$ = initial volume

$$\Delta T$$ = temperature differential