Cubic Yards In A Cylinder Calculator

Created by Wei Bin Loo
Reviewed by Julia Żuławińska
Last updated: Oct 01, 2022

With this cubic yards in a cylinder calculator, we aim to help you to calculate the volume of a cylinder in cubic yards.

We have written this article to help you understand what is volume of a cylinder in cubic yards and how to calculate cubic yards in a cylinder. We will also demonstrate some calculations examples to help you understand the calculation.

What is the volume of a cylinder in cubic yards?

To understand how to calculate how many cubic yards in a cylinder, we need to first define two things: cylinder and cubic yards.

A cylinder is an 3D object that is bound by a cylindrical surface and 2 circles, both on top and bottom. The cubic yards is a Imperial unit used to measure the volume of an object. This unit is often used in the US and Canada.

How to calculate cubic yards in a cylinder? How many cubic yards in a cylinder?

To understand how do you find the lateral surface area of a cylinder, let's take a cylinder with the following attributes as an example:

  • Object: Cylinder
  • Radius, r: 5 yards
  • Height, h: 10 yards

You can find the lateral surface area of a cylinder in three steps:

  1. Calculate the area of the base circle of the cylinder, area

    The first step of the calculation is to calculate the area of the base circle of the cylinder. You can do this by using the following formula:

    area = π * radius²

    For our example, the area of the base circle is π * (5 yards)² = 25π yard².

  2. Determine the height of the cylinder, h

    The next step is to determine the height of the cylinder. In this example, the h is 10 yards.

  3. Calculate the cubic yards in a cylinder

    You can calculate the cubic yards in a cylinder using the following formula:

    cubic yards in a cylinder = area * h

    Hence, the cubic yards in a cylinder is 25π yard² * 10 yards = 250π yard³ ≈ 785.4 yard³.

Now that you have understood how to calculate cubic yards in a cylinder, please feel free to check out our other cylinder-related calculators to learn more:

FAQ

What is cubic yards?

Cubic yards is a Imperial unit of measuring volume. It is often used in the US and Canada.

What is a cylinder?

A cylinder is a 3D object that is bound by a cylindrical surface with 2 circles on its top and base. You can imagine it as a tin an with a top and base lids.

How do I calculate the volume of a cylinder?

You can calculate the volume of a cylinder in steps:

  1. Calculate the area of the base circle of the cylinder, area
  2. Determine the height of the cylinder, h
  3. Apply the cylinder volume formula: volume = area * h

Can the volume of the cylinder be negative?

No, the volume of a cylinder cannot be negative. This is because all 3D object will have volume. An object with negative volume simply does not exist.

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