The Bell-shaped Greenhouse Volume calculator computes the interior volume and surface area of a greenhouse based on simple measurements.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Bell-shaped Greenhouse Volume (V): The calculator returns the following:
However, these can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
The face of the greenhouse is a bell-shape. This configuration is used in applications requiring strength against snow weight and wind resistance.
The bell-shaped face has the following characteristics.
A greenhouse, aka a glasshouse or a hothouse, is a building or complex in which plants are grown. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame. Related to a greenhouse is a high-tunnel which is a greenhouse build over soil directly.
Greenhouse structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings with different types of covering materials, such as a glass or plastic roof and frequently glass or plastic walls. A Greenhouse is designed to warm as incoming sunshine is absorbed inside the structure. Air warmed by the heat from warmed interior surfaces is retained in the building by the roof and walls. By using non-porous materials such as glass or plastic, the air that is warmed near the ground is prevented from rising indefinitely and flowing away.
Commercial glass greenhouses are often high-tech production facilities for vegetables or flowers. The glass greenhouses are filled with equipment like screening installations, heating, cooling, lighting and airflow systems and also may be automatically controlled by a computer to maximize potential growth.
vCalc's Greenhouse category (tag) contains equations and calculators pertaining to greenhouse calculations, metrics and other data.