# Calculate the Volume of a Pile in Cubic Yards

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

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 = HeightThe volume of the center prism:

0.5 * A * B * H V = the volume in cubic feet A = length A B = length B H = heightThe 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

#### The Calculator

- Enter the length A in feet
- Enter the length B in feet
- Enter the height of the pile in feet

#### The Results

- The volume of the pile in cubic feet
- The volume of the pile in cubic yards

### Excavation Calculators

##### Imperial

Number of TruckloadsFuel Consumption for Operating a Machine

Shrink and Load Factor

Spike's Compaction Factor

Swell and Load Factor

Swell and Shrinkage of Excavated Materials

Calculate the Volume of a Pile in Cubic Yards

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##### Metric

Number of Truckloads (Metric Measurements)Calculate the Volume of a Pile in Cubic Metres

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##### Information

Bulking/Swell Factors for Various Excavated/Mined Materials##### New

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- Elevation Grade from Inches per Foot
- Elevation Grade Slope in a Percentage, Millimetres
- Horizontal Length from Angle and Slope Length
- Grade Percentage to Angle in Degrees
- Vertical Depth from a Slope Percentage and Horizontal Length
- Amount of Material from a Rectangle Shaped Excavation