Conical Frustrum Calculator

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Conical Frustrum
Choose a Calculation:
r1 = m
r2 = m
h = m
Units*:
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Answer:

r1 = m
r2 = m
h = m
s = m
V = m3
L = m2
T = m2
B = m2
A = m2

Conical Frustum Shape
(of right circular cone)

Conical Frustum Diagram with h = height and r = radius and l = lateral surface area

r1 = radius1
r2 = radius2
h = height
s = slant height
V = volume
L = lateral surface area
T = top surface area
B = base surface area
A = total surface area
π = pi = 3.14159
√ = square root

About this Calculator

This online calculator will calculate the various properties of a conical frustum given the 2 radii and any 1 other known variable. This geometric solid conical frustum is one of a cright circular cone, where a right cone is a cone with its vertex point above the center of its base. The frustum is a cone with the top cut off by making a slice parallel to the base.

Note that frustum is often misspelled "frustrum".

* Units: Note that units are shown for convenience but do not affect the calculations.  The units are in place to give an indication of the order of the results such as ft, ft2 or ft3.  For example, if you are starting with mm and you know r and h in mm, your calculations will result with s in mm, V in mm3, L in mm2, T in mm2, B in mm2 and A in mm2.

Below are the standard formulas for a conical frustum.  Calculations are based on algebraic manipulation of these standard formulas.

Conical Frustum Formulas in terms of r and h:

  • Slant height of a conical frustum:
    • s = √((r1 - r2)2 + h2)
  • Volume of a conical frustum:
    • V = (1/3) * π * h * (r12 + r22 + (r1 * r2))
  • Lateral surface area of a conical frustum:
    • S = π * (r1 + r2) * s = π * (r1 + r2) * √((r1 - r2)2 + h2)
  • Top surface area of a conical frustum (a circle):
    • T = πr12
  • Base surface area of a conical frustum (a circle):
    • B = πr22
  • Total surface area of a conical frustum:
    • A = π * (r12 + r22 + (r1 + r2) * s) = π * [ r12 + r22 + (r1 + r2) * √((r1 - r2)2 + h2) ]

Conical Frustum Calculations:

Use the following additional formulas along with the formulas above.

  • Given radius1, radius2 and height calculate the slant height, volume, lateral surface area and total surface area.
    Given r1, r2, h find s, V, S, A
    • use the formulas above
  • Given radius1, radius2 and slant height calculate the height, volume, lateral surface area and total surface area.
    Given r1, r2, s find h, V, S, A
    • h = √(s2 - (r1 - r2)2)
  • Given radius1, radius2 and volume calculate the height, slant height, lateral surface area and total surface area.
    Given r1, r2, V find h, s, S, A
    • h = (3 * v) / (π * (r12 + r22 + (r1 * r2)))
  • Given radius1, radius2 and lateral surface area calculate the height, slant height, volume and total surface area.
    Given r1, r2, S find h, s, V, A
    • s = S / (π * (r1 + r2))
    • h = √(s2 - (r1 - r2)2)
  • Given radius1, radius2 and total surface area calculate the height, slant height, volume and lateral surface area.
    Given r1, r2, A find h, s, V, S
    • s = [A/π - r12 - r22] / (r1 + r2)
    • h = √(s2 - (r1 - r2)2)

References

Weisstein, Eric W. "Conical Frustum." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConicalFrustum.html

 

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