# Volume Calculator – Find the Volume of Several 3-Dimensional Shapes

Calculate the volume of many shapes by entering your measurements in any unit and get results in imperial or metric measurements.

**Select a Shape:**

## Cube Volume Calculator

## Rectangular Prism Volume Calculator

## Sphere Volume Calculator

## Cylinder Volume Calculator

## Cone Volume Calculator

## Pyramid Volume Calculator

## Capsule Volume Calculator

## Cap Volume Calculator

## Results:

## How to Find the Volume of a Regular Object or Geometric Shape

Volume is the measure of 3-dimensional space that a geometric shape or object occupies and is measured in cubic units, such as cubic inches or gallons. Use the formulas below to find the volume of many different geometric shapes.

One important consideration when measuring is to take all measurements using the same unit of measure. If your measurements are in different units, convert each measurement to the unit you want the results in. Use our length unit conversion calculators to convert your measurements to a consistent unit. You can also use our volume unit conversion calculator to convert your result to another unit of measurement.

Check out our surface area calculator to find the surface area of these geometric shapes.

### Cube

cube volume = e^{3}

e = edge length

Calculate cube volume

### Rectangular Prism

prism volume = lwh

l = length

w = width

h = height

Calculate rectangular prism volume

### Sphere

sphere volume = ^{4}/_{3}πr^{3}

r = radius

Calculate sphere volume

### Cylinder

cylinder volume = πr^{2}h

r = radius

h = height

Calculate cylinder volume

### Cone

cone volume = ^{1}/_{3}πr^{2}h

r = radius

h = height

Calculate cone volume

### Pyramid

pyramid volume = ^{1}/_{3}e^{2}h

e = edge length

h = height

Calculate pyramid volume

### Capsule

capsule volume = πr^{2}h + ^{4}/_{3}πr^{3}

r = radius

h = height

Calculate capsule volume

### Cap

cap volume = ^{π}/_{6}h(3r^{2} + h^{2})

r = radius

h = height

Calculate cap volume

## How to Find the Volume of an Irregular Object

The formulas above can be used to calculate regular objects that have a defined formula, but many objects are irregular or have no obvious formula. **Water displacement** is a technique used to find the volume of an irregular object. The water displacement technique involves filling a container with water and measuring the amount of water displaced by submerging the irregular object in the water in the container.

For example, fill a container with water and calculate the volume of the water using the formulas above.

Submerge the irregular object in the water and observe that the water level in the container has risen.

Measure the amount of water as before and calculate the volume of the water with the object submerged.

Subtract the initial result by the result after the irregular object was placed in the water to find the volume of the object.

## Common Volume Measurements

Cubic Inch | Cubic Foot | Cubic Yard | Cubic Centimeter | Cubic Meter | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 Cubic Inch = | 1 in^{3} |
0.000579 ft^{3} |
0.000021434 yd^{3} |
16.3871 cm^{3} |
0.000016387 m^{3} |

1 Cubic Foot = | 1,728 in^{3} |
1 ft^{3} |
0.037037 yd^{3} |
28,317 cm^{3} |
0.028317 m^{3} |

1 Cubic Yard = | 46,656 in^{3} |
27.000049 ft^{3} |
1 yd^{3} |
764,555 cm^{3} |
0.764555 m^{3} |

1 Cubic Centimeter = | 0.061024 in^{3} |
0.000035315 ft^{3} |
0.000001308 yd^{3} |
1 cm^{3} |
0.0000010 m^{3} |

1 Cubic Meter = | 61,024 in^{3} |
35.314725 ft^{3} |
1.30795 yd^{3} |
1,000,000 cm^{3} |
1 m^{3} |

If you need to find fluid measurements, try our fluid volume conversion calculator.