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Calculate the Volume of a Pile in Cubic Yards

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Estimate the volume of an excavated pile of material in cubic yards.

Volume of a  Pile Calculator
Volume of a  Pile Calculator

If you look at the second image, the footprint, length A is not the overall length.
If you subtract that from the total length and add both ends together you end up with a cone that has a diameter that is equal to length B.

The calculation is done in two parts.
The volume of the cone is calculate as:
V = 1/3 * π * R² *  H
V = the volume in cubic feet
π  = 3.14159265
R² =  length B divided by 2
H = Height
The volume of the center prism:
0.5  *  A * B * H
V = the volume in cubic feet
A = length A
B = length B
H = height
The two results are added together for a cubic foot value and converted to cubic yards by dividing the cubic feet by 27.
Enter the height of the pile and the base length of the pile in feet.

Volume of a Pile/ Cubic Yards

Length A ft
Length B ft
Height ft

Results:

Cubic Feet ft³
Cubic Yard yd³

The Calculator

  1. Enter the length A in feet
  2. Enter the length B in feet
  3. Enter the height of the pile in feet

The Results

  1. The volume of the pile in cubic feet
  2. The volume of the pile in cubic yards


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