The Volume of a Bottle calculator computes the volume of a bottle shaped object (see diagram).
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the length units you wish (e.g. centimeters or inches) and enter the following:
The Volume of the Bottle (V) is computed in liters (L). However, this volume can be automatically converted to many other volume units (e.g. mL, gallons or cubic inches) via the pull-down menu.
Geometrically, a bottle shaped object is the combination of right circular cone with a frustum defined by base radius (a) and top radius (b) and height (h2) in between and a cylinder of radius (b) and height (h1). See diagram.
The formula for the volume of a bottle is:
`V = (pi/3)*h2*(a^2+a*b+b^2) + pi * b^2 * h1`