# Linear Sintering Rate

**Formula:**`L = densificationRate × time`

## Introduction to Linear Sintering Rate Calculator

The linear sintering rate is calculated by multiplying the densification rate by time. In this formula, ** L** represents the linear sintering rate,

**is the rate of densification typically measured in mm/mm/sec (change in size per original size per second), and**

*densificationRate***is the time for which the sintering process is run, measured in seconds.**

*time*## Parameter usage:

`densificationRate`

= rate of densification.`time`

= sintering process duration.

## Output:

`linearSinteringRate`

= total linear shrinkage after the sintering process.

## Data validation

The numbers for densification rate and time should be greater than zero.

## Summary

This calculator is designed to output the total shrinkage expected after a sintering process given a constant rate of densification and a period of time.

Tags: Materials Science, Sintering, Densification