Enter the total volume in cubic feet and enter the density into the calculator to determine the total tons of material.

Cubic Feet To Tons Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the tons of material from cubic feet.

T = CF * D /2000

  • Where T is the weight in tons
  • CF is the volume in cubic feet (ft^3)
  • D is the density of the material (lbs/ft^3)

To calculate the tons of material, multiply the cubic feet of material by the density of the material.

How are cubic feet converted to tons?

Cubic feet are units of measure of volume and tons are a measure of weight, so to convert between the two, the density of the material or substance must be known.

How to calculate tons from cubic feet?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines how to calculate tons from cubic feet.

First, determine the total volume in cubic feet. In this example, the total volume is measured to be 100 ft^3.

Next, determine the density of the material. In this case, the material has a density of 100 lbs per cubic foot (lbs/ft^3).

Finally, calculate the tons using the formula above:

T = CF * D /2000

T = 100 * 100 /2000

T = 5 tons