The Hexagon Surface Area calculator computes the surface area of a regular Hexagon shaped object (e.g. column, prysm, gem). A regular hexagon Regular Hexagon column has ends that are six sided regular polygons where all of the sides are the same length (s) and a column height (h). See diagram.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the preferred units and enter the following:
Hexagon Surface Area (SA): The surface area (SA) is returned in square meters. However, this can be automatically converted to other area units via the pull-down menu.
The Surface area of a Hexagon shape (see diagram) is the sum of:
Therefore, the surface area of a hexagon is:
SA = 2 • (3/2 • √3 • s2) + 6 • s • h
This simplifies to:
SA = 3 • √3 • s2 + 6 • s • h
Hexagons appear in mathematics and in nature (e.g. honey comb of honey bees). The volcanic columns at the Giant's Causeway in North Ireland have regular shapes including regular hexagons.