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To compute for temperature of solidifying metals, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Surface Temperature (T), Melting Temperature of Metal (T _{m}) **and

**Initial Temperature of Environment or Mould (T**

_{o}).The formula for calculating temperature of solidifying metals:

T_{sm} = ^{T – Tm} / _{To – Tm}

Where:

T_{sm} = Temperature of Solidifying Metals

T = Surface Temperature

T_{m} = Melting Temperature of Metal

T_{o} = Initial Temperature of Environment or Mould

Let’s solve an example;

Find the temperature of solidifying metals when the surface temperature is 12, the melting temperature of metal is 9 and the initial temperature of environment or mould is 10.

This implies that;

T = Surface Temperature = 12

T_{m} = Melting Temperature of Metal = 9

T_{o} = Initial Temperature of Environment or Mould = 10

T_{sm} = ^{T – Tm} / _{To – Tm}

T_{sm} = ^{12 – 9} / _{10 – 9}

T_{sm} = ^{3} / _{1}

T_{sm} = 3

Therefore, the **temperature of solidifying metals **is **3 K.**

**Calculating for Surface Temperature when the Temperature of Solidifying Metals, the Melting Temperature of Metal and the Initial Temperature of Environment or Mould is Given.**

T = T_{sm} (T_{o} – T_{m}) + T_{m}

Where;

T = Surface Temperature

T_{sm} = Temperature of Solidifying Metals

T_{m} = Melting Temperature of Metal

T_{o} = Initial Temperature of Environment or Mould

Let’s solve an example;

Find the surface temperature when the temperature of solidifying metals is 10, the melting temperature of metal is 8 and the initial temperature of environment or mould is 14.

This implies that;

T_{sm} = Temperature of Solidifying Metals = 10

T_{m} = Melting Temperature of Metal = 8

T_{o} = Initial Temperature of Environment or Mould = 14

T = T_{sm} (T_{o} – T_{m}) + T_{m}

T = 10 (14 – 8) + 8

T = 10 (6) + 8

T = 68

Therefore, the **surface temperature **is **68 K.**