Calculator for Cylinder Volume

Alternative name: Canister Volume Calculator, Tank Volume Calculator

This calculator will help you find the volume of a cylinder. The formula used in this calculator is listed below.

To use this calculator, you will need to know the radius and height.

To give you a better mental model of the cylinder, you can look at the visualization below. You can navigate the 3d-model of the cylinder as you like.


Volume = 3,141.593

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Cylinder Volume Formula

Formula variable explanation:

  • C represents the volume.
  • r represents the Radius.
  • h represents the Height.

LaTeX formula

If you are working in a TeX based editor you could use this TeX formula to calculate the cylinder volume.

\mathrm{C}=\pi\cdot{ r}^{2}\cdot\mathrm{h}

How To Calculate The Cylinder Volume Your Self

Calculating the volume is rather simple when you know the formula presented above. Follow these steps:

  1. Write down this formula:

  2. Then change the following variables with your values:
    1. r shall be changed with the Radius of your cylinder. As an example r could be changed to 10.
    2. h shall be changed with the Height of your cylinder. As an example h could be changed to 10.
  3. Now you can enter this in to your calculator and you will get your answer.

Cylinder Characteristics

The following are properties of a cylinder:

  • A cylinder is a three-dimensional shape.
  • There are two types of cylinder shapes, right cylinder and oblique cylinder.
  • The top and base of a cylinder are congruent.
  • The top and base of a cylinder can be either circular or elliptical.