Enter the cross-sectional area of a hydraulic cylinder into the calculator below to calculate the hydraulic radius and the wetted perimeter.

The following equations are used to calculate the hydraulic radius and wetted perimeter.

R = A / P
• Where R is the hydraulic radius
• A is the cross-sectional area
• and P is the wetted perimeter.

To calculate the hydraulic radius, divide the cross-sectional area by the wetted perimeter.

In this case, we are assuming that the fluid is moving through a piper that is completely full. This means that the wetted perimeter is simply equal to the circumference of the piper, which can be calculated using equations for a circle. Typically the circumference of a circle is calculated using the radius, but since we are only given the cross-sectional area, the radius must be inferred from that information. This can be done by rearranging the formula.

A hydraulic radius is defined as the ratio of the cross-section area to the wetted perimeter of a hydraulic piston.

## How to calculate hydraulic radius?

How to calculate a hydraulic radius?

1. First, determine the cross-sectional area.

Measure or calculate the cross-sectional area.

2. Next, determine the wetted perimeter.

Measure or calculate the wetted perimeter.

3. Finally, calculate the hydraulic radius.

Using the formula above, calculate the hydraulic radius.