# how do you calibrate a dip stick to measure volume of a cylinder which is laid horizontally on the ground?

this is essentially as mathematics problem than a CAD one.

i mean formula for height of the wet dip stick or height in manometer tube should give volume of liquid present in the cylinder.

cylinder is horizontal on the ground.

### 1 Answer

Gopal,

If you search the terms "volume of a horizontal cylinder" you can get quite a few explanations.

This is one example;

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/56455.html

You would need to solve for "h" or height for the volume you wish to indicate on your gauge, then mark the gauge at that height.