Specific Volume

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific volume, abbreviated as \(\upsilon\), is the volume in a unit of mass.  Specific volume is a intensive variable whose physical quantity value does not depend on the amount of the substance for which it is measured.  Specific volume is the reciprocal of density, a substance with a higher density will have a lower specific volume.

Specific Volume formula

(Eq. 1)  \(\large{  \upsilon = \frac{V}{m}   }\)         

(Eq. 2)  \(\large{  \upsilon = \frac{1}{\rho}   }\)         


\(\large{ \upsilon }\)   (Greek symbol upsilon) = specific volume

\(\large{ \rho }\)   (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ V }\) = volume

Solve for:

\(\large{  \rho = \frac{1}{\upsilon}   }\)


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