Quonset Hut Surface Area

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The Quonset Hut Surface Area calculator computes the exterior surface area (A) of a Quonset hut based on simple measurements. This includes the roof and both ends.  See YouTube instruction video for this formula HERE. QuonsetHut.png  Common Quonset Hut

INSTRUCTIONS:  Choose your preferred length units (e.g. feet or meters) and enter the following:

  1. (L) Length of the Quonset Hut
  2. (H) Height of the Quonset Hut
  3. (W) Width of the Quonset Hut

The calculator returns the surface area (A) in square meters.  However this can be automatically converted into other area units via the pull-down menu.

The Math

The calculator assumes that the face of the Quonset hut is half of an ellipse (or circle if W = 2*H).  From that, the tally of the total surface area gets pretty easy using the formulas for the Area of an Ellipse, and the Circumference of an Ellipse.


The surface area of a Quonset Hut is useful for calculating construction material needs and for computing the conductive heat loss of the Quonset hut.


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