Hello, I need to figure out how to find the volume of this shape with a cross-sectional area that looks like this. This shape is rotated around a central axis to make a "ring".:
It is basically a triangle, but the hypotenuse is a small portion of a much larger circle instead of a straight line.
In order to find the volume of this "ring", I would first need to find the area of this shape, A. I would also need to find the center of gravity x-coordinate of the shape. Cgx I'll call it.
Once I have that information, I'd be able to find the volume of this ring. The volume would be:
Vr = 2*pi*A*(D+Cgx), where D is the distance from the center axis to the right leg of the shape.
I don't know how to find A or Cgx though...Can anyone help me with this please? Thanks a lot!
I'm not sure yet. I will be back at work on monday, and I will test it out first thing in the morning. To see how the problem applies to my job, I posted this same question in the geometry section, but it has more detail. I didn't get any replies there though. I'll keep you updated on Monday. Thanks again!