The Volume of the Frustum of a Cone calculator computes the volume of a frustum (slice) of a cone based on the top radius (a), bottom radius (b) and height (h) in between.
INSTRUCTION: Choose units and enter the following:
Volume of the Cone Section (V): The calculator computes the volume (V) in cubic meters (m3). However this can be automatically converted to many other volume units (e.g. gallons or cubic feet) via the pull-down menu.
The frustum of a cone is a section of a cone also known as a truncated cone. The frustum of a cone is created by parallel planes that go through the cone and are normal (perpendicular) to the center axis of the cone. The shape of the top and bottom are perfect circles whose centers are directly aligned. The planes are separated by the height (h). Theis as follows:
Volume is a three dimensional measurement of the amount of space taken up by an object. Volume units are cubic measurements for solid objects such as cubic inches and cubic meters. Fluids have separate volume units such as liters, fluid ounces, cups, gallons, and barrel.
The volume of an object can measured by the liquid it displaces or be calculated by measuring its dimensions and applying those dimensions to a formula describing its shape. Many such calculations are available in the following list of calculators.
In many cases, the calculators are for a column with a geometric shaped base and vertical sides. One basic formula for volume is area times a Height when the volume has vertical sides.