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What is the formula for calculating the Volume
of a Horizontal Cylindrical Tank?
- Shridhar Kotwal (age 29)
Sanskruti Computers, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
The volume of a cylinder is simply the surface area of its end (a
circle) multiplied by its length. This gives you 3.14*radius^2*length.
Remember that if you are calculating the volume of a real tank, you
need to use the interior
radius and length instead of the
exterior. Also, if the ends of the tank are curved instead of flat, the
volume will be different. But without knowing the exact shape of the
curve, its impossible to give you a precise equation.
(republished on 07/18/06)
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