Calculate the volume and surface area of a shell use this cylindrical shell calculator. Enter the inner radius, out radius, and length of the shell into the calculator below.

## Cylindrical Shell Formula

The following formulas are used to calculate cylindrical shell values.

V = (R^2 – r^2) * L * PI

- Where V is volume
- R is the outer radius
- r is the inner radius
- L is the length/height

The following formula can be used to calculate the total surface area of a shell:

A = 2*PI*(R+r)*(R-r+L)

- Where A is the surface area
- r is the inner radius
- R is the outer radius
- L is the height

## Cylindrical Shell Definition

A cylindrical shell is defined as any hollowed out cylinder that contains an inner diameter and outer diameter. This is also considered a tube.

## How to calculate a cylindrical shell?

Calculating the values of a cylindrical shell are as easy as using the above equation. The only values you need are the inner radius, outer radius, and length.

## FAQ

**What is a cylindrical shell?**

A cylindrical shell is defined as any hollowed out cylinder that contains an inner diameter and outer diameter. This is also considered a tube.