oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Method for calculating the volume of a heap of material : technical note

Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



A method for calculating the volume of a heap of material is described. The formula for an ellipse is used to calculate the pianimetric areas of the heap. The application of the method to a heap with a circular shape will nevertheless give results to a similar degree of accuracy.

'n Metode word bespreek om die volume van 'n hoop materiaal te bepaal. Die formule vir 'n ellipse word gebruik om die oppervlaktes van die hoop, in plangesien, te bereken. Indien die hoop sirkelvormig is, sal die metode ewe noukeurigeresultate lewer.

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