P1_4 Ice Ice, Benny

Amber Fitzpatrick, Phoebe Vanderpump, Hannah Mahon, Lisa Reed


In this paper, we investigated the time taken for the famous London landmark the Elizabeth Tower, more commonly known as ’Big Ben’, to melt if it was completely made out of ice. By modelling Big Ben as a perfect cuboid and using equations that define specific latent heat and specific heat capacity we found that it would take 174 days (2 s.f.) for an ice structure the size of Big Ben to melt. We believe that this is a reasonable estimation for the time it would take to melt, since it issuch a large structure.

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