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An 80mm aluminium alloy piston fits into a cast iron cylinder with a uniform radial clearance of 0.75mm at 15C temp.the piston and cylinder reach 120C.

1. Determine radial clearance at 120C

2.what is diametral clearance 120C

3.What is change in cross sectional area of piston.

I am given coefficients of linear expansion for both metals.

aluminium alloy: 19x10^-6/C

iron: 10x10^-6/C

2. Relevant equations

I know how to use the formula for linear expansion and area expansion.

3. The attempt at a solution

Part 1 is what gives me trouble.

I am not sure what radial clearance means.I think it means the gap between the piston and the iron cylinder.

In that case, I can use the formula to find how much the piston expands.

I need to find the expansion of the piston and the expansion of the metal cylinder and take these two answers away from 0.75mm to find the new radial clearance.

My problem is: How do I find the expansion of the iron cylinder?

Part 2:

If I have found the radial clearance, then I can multiply it by 2 and that will give me the diametral clearance?

Part 3:

Change in cross-sectional area:

jjust fill in the formula for this using original cross-sectional area to find new area

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# Homework Help: Expansion difficulty with clearance

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