The Load Weight of a Spherical Tank calculator computes the weight of the chosen substance (S: see list below) in a spherical container based on the depth of the substance (D) and the size of the spherical container defined by its radius (R). Note: in a spherical tank, the radius (R) is half the overall diameter of the tank.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Mass or Weight of Spherical Tank (M): The mass of the sphere is returned in kilograms. However this can be automatically converted to other mass and weight units via the pull-down menu.
The spherical tank volume formula uses the size of the tank, defined by its inner radius (R), and the depth of the contained material (D), to calculate the volume of the contained substance. The Mass is computed as follows:
Mass = Volume * mean density of substance
The formula for the volume of a sphere is:
This calculator let's the user compute the volume of a portion of the tank.
For similar calculations with other shaped containers, click on the following:
The Mean Density of many substances (metals, mineral, chemicals, gases, woods, agricultural products, liquids and types of earths) can be looked up by CLICKING HERE.
Or you can see these formulas and other useful measurements all combined in one TRUCKING calculator.