Volumetric Thermal Expansion Coefficient

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volumetric Thermal Expansion Coefficient

Volumetric thermal expansion coefficient ( \(\beta\) ) (also known as coefficient of volumetric thermal expansion) is the ratio of the change in size of a material to its change in temperature.

Volumetric Thermal Expansion Coefficient FORMULA

\(\beta  =  \frac { 1 }{ V }  \frac {\Delta A } {\Delta T}   \)          \( volumetric  \;thermal \; expansion \; coefficient   \;=\;   \frac { 1 }{ volume \; of \; object }   \;\;x\;\;    \frac { area \; differential } { temperature \; differential }   \)

Where:

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

\(V\) = volume of the object

\(\Delta V\) = area differential

\(\Delta T\) = temperature differential

 

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