Enter the thickness (in), the outer radius (in), and the inner radius (in) into the Head Gasket Volume Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Head Gasket Volume. 

Head Gasket Volume Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Head Gasket Volume. 

HGV = pi*T * (Ro – Ri) ^2

  • Where HGV is the Head Gasket Volume (in^3)
  • T is the thickness (in) 
  • Ro is the outer radius (in) 
  • Ri is the inner radius (in) 

How to Calculate Head Gasket Volume?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Head Gasket Volume.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the thickness (in).
    1. The thickness (in) is given as .25.
  2. Next, determine the outer radius (in). 
    1. The outer radius (in) is calculated as: 4.
  3. Next, determine the inner radius (in). 
    1. The inner radius (in) is found to be: 3.
  4. Finally, calculate the Head Gasket Volume using the formula above: 

HGV = pi*T * (Ro – Ri) ^2

Inserting the values from above yields: 

HGV = pi*.25*(4 – 3) ^2 = .785 (in^3)

Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

thickness (in) = .6

outer radius (in) = 7

inner radius (in) = 3

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