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Properties of Cylinder

- By Dr. Minas E. Lemonis, PhD - Updated: March 27, 2019

This tool calculates the basic geometric properties of a cylinder, with a circular base. Enter the shape dimensions 'r' and 'h' below. The calculated results will have the same units as your input. Please use consistent units for any input.

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The cylinder is a solid object enclosed by two parallel planar bases and a lateral cylindrical surface. Typically the most recognizable cylinder is the one with circular bases.

The volume of a circular cylinder is given by the formula:

\[ V = π r^2 h \]

where r the radius of the circular base and h the height of the cylinder.

The lateral surface area of the cylinder, can be found using the following formula:

\[ A_{f} = 2\pi r h \]

Therefore the total surface area, including both bases and the lateral surface is found as:

\[ A = A_f + 2A_b = 2\pi r h + 2\pi r^2 \]

where \(A_b = \pi r^2\) the base area.

See also
Polygonal prism properties
Pyramid properties
Cube properties
Sphere properties
Torus properties
All solids
All Geometric Shapes tools