# How to Calculate and Solve for Solidification Time | Solidification of Metals

**Last Updated on May 13, 2024**

The image above represents solidification time. To calculate solidification time, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Chvorinov’s Constant (C), Volume (V)** and **Surface Area (A).**

**The formula for calculating solidification time:**

t = C(^{V} / _{A})

Where:

t = Solidification Time

C = Chvorinov’s Constant

V = Volume

A = Surface Area

Let’s solve an example;

Find the solidification time when the chvorinov’s constant is 15, the volume is 12 and the surface area is 8.

This implies that;

C = Chvorinov’s Constant = 15

V = Volume = 12

A = Surface Area = 8

t = C(^{V} / _{A})

t = 15(^{12} / _{8})

So, t = 15(1.5)

t = 22.5

Therefore, the **solidification time **is **22.5s.**

**Calculating the Chvorinov’s Constant when the Solidification Time, the Volume and the Surface Area are Given**

C = ^{tA} / _{V}

Where:

C = Chvorinov’s Constant

t = Solidification Time

V = Volume

A = Surface Area

Let’s solve an example;

Find the Chvorinov’s Constant when the solidification time is 20, the volume is 12 and the surface area is 8.

This implies that;

t = Solidification Time = 20

V = Volume = 12

A = Surface Area = 8

C = ^{tA} / _{V}

C = ^{(20)(8)} / _{12}

Then, C = ^{160} / _{12}

C = 13.3

Therefore, the **chvorinov’s constant **is **13.3**

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**Calculating the Volume when the Solidification Time, the Chvorinov’s Constant and the Surface Area are Given**

V = ^{tA} / _{C}

Where:

V = Volume

t = Solidification Time

C = Chvorinov’s Constant

A = Surface Area

Let’s solve an example;

Find the volume when the solidification time is 10, the chvorinov’s constant is 4 and the surface area is 14.

This implies that;

t = Solidification Time = 10

C = Chvorinov’s Constant = 4

A = Surface Area = 14

V = ^{tA} / _{C}

V = ^{(10)(14)} / _{4}

So, V = ^{140} / _{4}

V = 35

Therefore, the **volume **is **35.**

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**Calculating the Surface Area when the Solidification Time, the Chvorinov’s Constant and the Volume are Given**

A = ^{CV} / _{t}

Where:

A = Surface Area

t = Solidification Time

C = Chvorinov’s Constant

V = Volume

Let’s solve an example;

Find the surface area when the solidification time is 18, the chvorinov’s constant is 24 and the volume is 12.

This implies that;

t = Solidification Time = 18

C = Chvorinov’s Constant = 24

V = Volume = 12

A = ^{CV} / _{t}

A = ^{(24)(12)} / _{18}

Then, A = ^{288} / _{18}

A = 16

Therefore, the **surface area **is **16.**

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**How to Calculate the Solidification Time Using Nickzom Calculator**

Nickzom Calculator – **The Calculator Encyclopedia** is capable of calculating the solidification time.

To get the answer and workings of the solidification time using the **Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. **First, you need to obtain the app.

You can get this app via any of these means:

**Web** – https://www.nickzom.org/calculator-plus

To get access to the **professional **version via web, you need to **register** and **subscribe **for** NGN 2,000 **per** annum** to have utter access to all functionalities.

You can also try the **demo **version via https://www.nickzom.org/calculator

**Android (Paid)** – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nickzom.nickzomcalculator

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**Apple (Paid)** – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nickzom-calculator/id1331162702?mt=8

Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Materials and Metallurgical **under **Engineering****.**

Now, Click on **Solidification of Metal **under **Materials and Metallurgical**

Now, Click on **Solidification Time **under **Solidification of Metal
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The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the solidification time according to the respective parameter which is the **Chvorinov’s Constant (C), Volume (V)** and **Surface Area (A).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Chvorinov’s Constant (C)** is **15**,** Volume (V) **is **12** and **Surface Area (A)** is **8**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator**– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the solidification time and presents the formula, workings and steps too.