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Calculate Liters in a Tank

Calculator of how many liters fit in a tank of a certain size. As tanks, round and elliptical cylinders can be calculated.

Mathematically, a horizontal, cylindrical tank is a cylindrical segment. See there for the calculation formulas. The size of the tank, like that of a can, is precisely defined by specifying the diameter and height. Here you can calculate the content of a tank at a certain fill level.

Tank

Example: a tank with a diameter of 30 cm, a length of 25 cm and a fill level of 10 cm has a volume of almost 5.2 liters and a filling width of 28.3 cm.

Please enter the diameter, height and fill level of the tank. Volume, filling width and filled fraction are calculated.

Diameter:cm
Length:cm
Fill level:cm
Volume:liters
Filling width:cm
Filled fraction:%





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Often not round but elliptical cylinders are used as tanks. The content is then calculated as the area of the corresponding elliptical segment times the length. Calculating the filling width would only be possible using elliptic integrals.

Elliptic tank

Example: an elliptical tank with a width of 80 cm, a height of 30 cm, a length of 120 cm and a fill level of 10 cm has a capacity of 66 liters.

Please enter the diameter, width, height and fill level of the tank. Volume and filled fraction will be calculated. If the fill level is the same as the height, then the tank is completely full.

Width:cm
Height:cm
Length:cm
Fill level:cm
Volume:liters
Filled fraction:%


Oil tanks and other special tanks often come in other shapes, such as cylinders or cuboids, or, especially older models, barrels.


Powder flask

This antique powder flask in the shape of a cylinder is 10 centimeters in diameter and 2.5 centimeters thick. If it is filled up to 8 centimeters, then it is almost 86 percent full and contains 168 milliliters.



Here you can convert metric volume units into customary and imperial units.

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