The fired linear shrinkage is illustrated by the image below.

To compute for fired linear shrinkage, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Dried Length (D _{L})** and

**Fired Length (F**

_{L}).The formula for calculating fired linear shrinkage:

FLS = 100(^{DL – FL}/_{DL})

Where:

FLS = Fired Linear Shrinkage

D_{L} = Dried Length

F_{L} = Fired Length

Given an example;

Find the fired linear shrinkage when the dried length is 32 and the fired length is 12.

This implies that;

D_{L} = Dried Length = 32

F_{L} = Fired Length = 12

FLS = 100(^{DL – FL}/_{DL})

FLS = 100(^{(32 – 12)}/_{32})

FLS = 100(^{20}/_{32})

FLS = 100(0.625)

FLS = 62.5

Therefore, the **fired linear shrinkage **is **62.5%.**

Nickzom Calculator – **The Calculator Encyclopedia** is capable of calculating the fired linear shrinkage.

To get the answer and workings of the fired linear shrinkage 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 **to have utter access to all functionalities.

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

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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 **Refractories**** **under **Materials and Metallurgical**

Now, Click on **Fired Linear Shrinkage** under **Refractories**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the fired linear shrinkage according to the respective parameters which are the **Dried Length (D _{L})** and

**Fired Length (F**

_{L}).Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Dried Length (D _{L}) **is

**32**and

**Fired Length (F**is

_{L})**12**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

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