Enter the volume of a plate and the surface area of a plate into the calculator to determine the thickness.
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Plate Thickness Formula
The following formula is used to calculate the thickness of a plate.
T = V / SA
- Where T is the thickness
- V is the volume
- SA is the surface area
What is the thickness of a plate?
Plate thickness is a function of the volume and surface area of the plate. With a constant volume, the larger the plate surface area, the smaller the thickness becomes and vise versa.
Choosing the correct thickness of a plate for a project usually depends on the size and weight constraints of the project.
How to calculate plate thickness?
The following example problem outlines how to calculate the thickness of a plate.
First, determine the volume of the plate. In this example, the volume is given as 1000 square inches (in^2)
Next, determine the surface area of the plate. The surface area of this plate is measured to be 500 square inches (in^2)
Finally, calculate the plate thickness using the formula above:
T = V / SA
T = 1000 / 500
T = 2 inches thick