The Spherocylinder (Capsule) Load Weight calculator computes the weight of the loaded in capsule shaped container, also known as a spherocylinder. Capsule or Spherocylinder Container
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Capsule Load Weight (W): The calculator returns the load weight in pounds. However, this can be automatically converted to other mass or weight units via the pull-down menu.
CONTAINER SHAPES Conic Cylinder Capsule Shaped Box Container Spherical Tank
The load weight is measure by calculating the volume and then multiplying volume by the mean density of the substance being carried. See diagram
|Common Mean Densities|
Mean Density is the average amount of mass within a volume for a substance. Note, volume of a material is often highly subject to the temperatures, since materials expand as they warm. For that reason, mean densities of substances are often cited with a set of nominal conditions such as temperature and barometric pressure.
The formula for mean density is:
μD = V / m
Mean density is also often indicated as the Greek symbol rho (ρ).
Density is a function of mass. However, converting from mass to weight is trivial under the right conditions. Fortunately those conditions are generally true anywhere on the surface of the Earth, so the conversions built into the vCalc engine can be assumed to be fairly accurate unless you require weight at very high altitudes or in space.
CLICK HERE for a pop-up function that provides the mean density (mD or μD) of many common substances, elements, liquids and materials.
Mean density is scientifically volume divided by mass. There are various unit for density adopted by cultures and industries. Common units for density included the following:
vCalc provides for automatic conversions between density units via the pull-down menus.
For similar calculations with other shaped containers, click on the following:
The Mean Density of many substances (metals, mineral, chemicals, gases, woods, agricultural products, liquids and types of earths) can be looked up by CLICKING HERE.
Or you can see these formulas and other useful measurements all combined in one calculator.