# 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

$$\large{ \Delta V = \beta V_o \Delta T }$$

$$\large{ \frac { \Delta V} { V_o } = \beta \Delta T }$$

Where:

$$\large{ \beta }$$   (Greek symbol beta) = volumetric thermal expansion coefficient

$$\large{ \Delta T }$$ = temperature differential

$$\large{ \Delta V }$$ = volume differential

$$\large{ V_o }$$ = origional volume of object