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Capacity of round tank
by Oliver Hill on 12/14/04 at 16:21:33

I need to figure the capacity of a round tank


Re: Capacity of round tank
by Robert Fogt on 12/15/04 at 00:55:31

Can you be more specific as to what the tank looks like?

Is it a sphere?  A cylinder? Is the cylinder lying down or standing up? Is the cylinder rounded on the ends or flat? etc.


Re: Capacity of round tank
by Oliver Hill on 12/15/04 at 19:01:38

Flat end cylinder standing up


Re: Capacity of round tank
by Robert Fogt on 12/16/04 at 16:47:18

You just need to multiply the Area of the cylinder's circle, times the height of the cylinder.

Area = Pi * (radius * radius)
Volume = Area * Height

The only thing is all the units must be the same. For example, if you measure the radius in inches, the height must be measured in inches, then the result will be in cubic inches, which you can convert to gallons or whatever on the volume conversion page.

The radius is 1/2 the diameter.

As an example, I will calculate for a tank with a diameter of 100 inches and a height of 100 inches.

Area = 3.14 * (50 inches * 50 inches) = 7,850 square inches
Volume = 7,850 square inches * 100 inches = 785,000 cubic inches

You could then convert cubic inches to whatever you need on the volume conversion page.


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