Enter the mass and volume of a substance or object into the calculator to determine its specific volume.

Specific Volume Formula

The following equation can be used to calculate a specific volume.

V = v/m
  • Where V is the specific volume m^3/kg
  • v is the volume (m^3)
  • m is the mass (kg)

To calculate the specific volume, divide the volume by the mass.

Other units for volume and mass can be substituted for the ones above. The resulting specific volume will correspond with the units used.

Specific Volume Definition

A specific volume is a measure of the total volume per unit mass. In other words, is the inverse of density.

Specific Volume Example

How to calculate specific volume?

  1. First, determine the total volume.

    Measure the total volume.

  2. Next, determine the total mass.

    Measure the total mass.

  3. Finally, calculate the specific volume.

    Using the equation above, calculate the specific volume.


What is specific volume?

Specific volume is the amount of volume per unit mass of an object or substance. It’s the inverse of specific gravity.

How is specific volume calculated?

Specific volume is calculated using the volume and dividing the mass. It’s also equal to 1/density.

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