How to Calculate and Solve for the Volume of a Spherical Segment | Nickzom Calculator

The image above is a spherical segment.

To compute the volume of a spherical segment requires three essential parameters which are the radius of the spherical segment base (r1), radius of the spherical segment (r2) and height (h).

The formula for calculating the volume of the spherical segment:

V = πh(3r1² + 3r2² + h²)6

Where;
V = Volume of the spherical cap
r1 = Radius of the spherical segment base
r2 = Radius of the spherical segment base
h = Height of the spherical segment

Let’s solve an example;
Find the volume of a spherical segment when the radius of the spherical segment base (r1) is 7 cm, radius of the spherical segment base (r2) is 9 cm and a height of 20 cm.

This implies that;
r1 = Radius of the spherical segment base = 7 cm
r2 = Radius of the spherical segment base = 9 cm
h = Height of the spherical segment = 20 cm

V = πh(3r1² + 3r2² + h²)6
V = π x 20(3 x 7² + 3 x 9² + 20²)6
V = π x 20(3 x 49 + 3 x 81 + 400)6
V = π x 20(147 + 243 + 400)6
V = π x 20(790)6
V = π x 158006
V = 49643.66
V = 8273.9

Therefore, the volume of the spherical segment is 8273.9 cm3.

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