Enter the radius and height of a spherical cap into the calculator to determine both the volume and area of the cap.

## Spherical Cap Formula

The following equation can be used to calculate the volume and area of a spherical cap.

V = [ pi * h^2 * (3*r-h) ] / 3

A = 2* pi * r * h

- Where V is the volume
- A is the area
- h is the height
- r is the radius

## Spherical Cap Definition

A spherical cap is defined as the volume and area contained within a portion of a sphere.

## Spherical Cap Example

How to calculate a spherical cap?

**First, determine the radius.**Measure the radius of the sphere.

**Next, determine the height.**Measure the height of the cap.

**Finally, calculate the volume and area.**Calculate the volume and area using the formulas above.

## FAQ

**What is a spherical cap?**

A spherical cap is a partial portion of a sphere, typically less that half of the sphere.

**How is the volume calculated for a spherical cap?**

The volume is calculated using the formula above.