Cylindrical Shell Calculator

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.

Cylindrical Shell Calculator

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.

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