The Elliptical Volume calculator computes the volume of an ellipse shaped column using the semi-major (a) and semi-minor (b) axes and the height of the column (h). Note: this is a different that the(see below).
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Volume of Ellipse Shaped Column (V): The calculator returns the volume in cubic meters. However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu next to the resulting answer.
An elliptical volume is a three dimension object with an elliptical base and top and vertical sides (see diagram above). This differs from anwhich is a symmetric curved surface volume with elliptical cross-sections (see diagram below). The is:
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve. As such, it is a generalization of a circle, which is a special type of an ellipse having both focal points at the same location. The shape of an ellipse (how "elongated" it is) is represented by its, which for an ellipse can be any number from 0 (the limiting case of a circle to arbitrarily close to but less than 1.
Description of an ellipse is from Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse)