Enter the powder mass (g) and the bulk density (g/m^3) into the Powder Volume Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Powder Volume. 

Powder Volume Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Powder Volume. 

PV = PM  / BD
  • Where PV is the Powder Volume (m^3)
  • PM is the powder mass (g) 
  • BD is the bulk density (g/m^3) 

To calculate the powder volume, divide the powder mass by the bulk density.

How to Calculate Powder Volume?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Powder Volume.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the powder mass (g).
    1. The powder mass (g) is given as: 40.
  2. Next, determine the bulk density (g/m^3).
    1. The bulk density (g/m^3) is provided as: 300.
  3. Finally, calculate the Powder Volume using the equation above: 

PV = PM  / BD

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

PV = 40  / 300 = .1333 (m^3)

Example Problem #2: 

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

powder mass (g) = 60

bulk density (g/m^3) = 700

Entering these values and solving gives:

PV = 60  / 700 = .085 (m^3)