Thermal Expansion of Liquids

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

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Thermal Expansion of Liquids Formula

\(\large{ \Delta V  =   a_v  \; V_i \; \Delta T }\)   (volumetric or cubical expansion)  

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ \Delta V }\) = volume differential \(\large{in^3}\) \(\large{mm^3}\)
\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature differential \(\large{F}\) \(\large{C}\)
\(\large{ V_i }\) = initial volume of object \(\large{in^3}\) \(\large{mm^3}\)
\(\large{ a_v }\) = volumetric thermal expansion coefficient \(\large{ \frac{in^3}{in^3\;F} }\) \(\large{ \frac{mm^3}{mm^3\;C} }\)

 

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