Cylindrical Silo Volume Calculator, Formula & Solved Example

Cylindrical Silo Volume Calculator


silo volume calculator - step by step calculation, formula & solved example problem to find the total volume for the given values of base radius r & height h of silo in different measurement units between inches (in), feet (ft), meters (m), centimeters (cm) & millimeters (mm). Silo is a tall cylindrical structure, used for storing grain or bulk materials. It's relatively a cylindrical shape with a half-dome on the top, therefore, using formulas of both cylinder & hemisphere calculation user can find the total storage of a silo. The formulas, solved example & step by step calculations may useful for users to understand how the input values are being used in silo volume calculations. Also this featured calculator uses the various conversion functions to find the total silo volume in SI or metric or US customary units.

Silo & its Formula

The following mathematical formula is used in this this calculator to find the total volume of a silo for the given input value of base radius r & height h

formula to find cylindrical silo volume

Solved Example

The below solved example problem may be useful to understand how the values are being used in the mathematical formulas to find the silo volume.

Example Problem :
Find the total volume of silo having the radius r = 27 cm & height h = 45 cm?

Solution :
The given values
radius r = 27 cm
height h = 45 cm

Step by step calculation
formula to find volume = πr2h + 2πr3/3
from the above formula
πr2h is cylinder volume formula
2πr3/3 is hemisphere volume formula
substitute the values
= (π x 272 x 45) + ((2/3)π x 273)
= 144342 cm3

The total volume of a silo may required to be calculated in SI or metric or US customary unit systems, therefore this cylindrical silo volume calculator is featured with major measurement units conversion function to find the output values in different customary units such as inches (in), feet (ft), meters (m), centimeters (cm) & millimeters (mm) by using this below conversion table.

10 mm = 1 cm
100 mm = 3.93 in
1000 mm = 3.28 ft
1000 mm = 1 m
1 cm = 10 mm
10 cm = 3.93 in
100 cm = 3.28 ft
100 cm = 1 m
1 ft = 3048 mm
1 ft = 304.8 cm
1 ft = 12 in
10 ft = 3.048 m
1 in = 25.4 mm
1 in = 2.54 cm
100 in = 8.33 ft
100 in = 2.54 m

In the field of area & volume calculations, finding the total volume of a silo is important to understand basic mathematical computations. The above formulas, step by step calculation & solved example may helpful for users to understand the how to calculate silo's volume manually, however, when it comes to online to perform quick calculations, this cylinderical silo volume calculator may be useful to find the results.

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