Affiliation: Deptt. of Applied Science, Ansal Technical Campus, Lucknow, India.
Thermo elastic properties of materials at high temperature are directly related to the thermal pressure and volume of expansion of the materials. In the present work we have made a comparative study of temperature dependence of thermal pressure for geophysical minerals viz. MgO, Al2O3, Grossular Garnet, Olivine and Pyrope rich Garnet by using Suzuki formulation and Maxwell’s formulation. It is observed that ΔPTh calculated by using Suzuki formulation is in good agreement with the experimental values up to 800K, but after this limit there is a deviation from experimental values, whereas, in case of Maxwell’s formulation the agreement is valid only upto T=300K. This departure in the agreement has been interpreted using Hardy’s Theory.