Enter the cylinder radius (m), the cylinder length (m), and the density (kg/m^3) into the Cylinder Mass Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Cylinder Mass. 

Cylinder Mass Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Cylinder Mass. 

CM = pi*r^2*L*D

  • Where CM is the Cylinder Mass (kg)
  • r is the cylinder radius (m) 
  • L is the cylinder length (m) 
  • D is the density (kg/m^3) 

How to Calculate Cylinder Mass?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Cylinder Mass.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the cylinder radius (m).
    • The cylinder radius (m) is calculated to be : 2.
  2. Next, determine the cylinder length (m). 
    • The cylinder length (m) is measured to be: 5.
  3. Next, determine the density (kg/m^3). 
    • The density (kg/m^3) is found to be: 50.
  4. Finally, calculate the Cylinder Mass using the formula above: 

CM = pi*r^2*L*D

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

CM = pi*2^2*5*50 = 3141.59 (kg)


Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

cylinder radius (m) = 3

cylinder length (m) = 6

density (kg/m^3) = 70

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

CM = pi*r^2*L*D = (kg)