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Sphere Tank - Volume
Sphere Tank - Load Weight
spherocylinder - Volume
spherocylinder - Load Weight
conic cylinder - Volume
conic cylinder - Load Weight
rectangular - Volume
rectangular - Load Weight
Mean Density Table Lookup

The TRUCKING calculator computes the volume and load weight of different transportation containers in different shapes and sizes.  First, choose the shape of the transport container.  This calculator currently supports:CONTAINER SHAPEStankerConicCylinder.png         Conic CylindertankerSpherocylinder.png           Capsule ShapedtankerBox.png             Box Container Sphere-Tank.png              Spherical Tank

  • Spherical Containers
  • Sphero-cylinder Containers
  • Conic-cylinder Containers
  • Rectangular Containers

The basic operations of this calculator is to choose a shape and enter the dimensions of the container to calculate the volume.  Then one can use the load weight (mass) equations which take the same dimensional information as the volume equations and a mean density to calculate the approximate mass or weight of the load. 

      Load Weight =  Volume • meanDensity

The Mean Density Table Lookup button provides the mean density of hundreds of substances ranging from gases, liquids, metals, foods, wood, and earths.   The formula returns the mean density of the substances in kg/`m^3` which is the default units for mean density in the mass equations.  So if you know the size of your container, and look up the density of the contents, you can compute a good estimate of the load weight.

Calculating Load Weight

The Load Weight is a function of the volume and the mean density of the substance in the load.  vCalc's Trucking calculator provides the mean densities of many common substances.  Use that formula first to find a mean density comparable to the substance you're interested in.  Copy the mean density, and then use it in the Load Weight function for the container shape you choose.