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To compute for 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})

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 is 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}

C = ^{160} / _{12}

C = 13.3

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

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