Formula for Corrugated Tank Volume


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Have never worked w/ Mud pits that have corrugated walls and a slight slop in the flooring. would like to know if u can assist me on a formula for volume. I am very familiar w/ the basic volume formula: H x W x L divided by 5.615. But these corrugated walls are new to me.

Curt Wuollet

I haven't worked with those factors either, but here's my intuitive approach:

The corrugations give a minimum ID and a maximum ID. At some point in between is the average or effective ID which you can estimate or calculate from the shape of the corrugations. Use that with the basic formula. Use that for the cylinder from the top to the high point of the sloped part. For the sloped bottom, it will be half of a cylinder whose height is from the top of the slope to the bottom of the slope. So the volume will vary directly with the height until it hits the sloped part and then half as much.