Hi,

Can anyone tell me the formula for calculating the length of an "S" shaped length of wall?

Thanks

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- May 19th 2009, 09:16 AMmanich44How To Measure Curves
Hi,

Can anyone tell me the formula for calculating the length of an "S" shaped length of wall?

Thanks - May 19th 2009, 01:53 PMaidan

If the "S" is composed of two simple curves with the radii known, then it is very simple:

Radius * ArcInRadians

What information do you have about the wall.

Most architectural "S" walls I have seen are designed using spirals. So a bunch of little technical details are needed to calculate the "length".

Is the "length" defined as the reference point on the front face, or some point in the middle of a cross section, and is the wall completely symetrical about the inflection point?

Do you have more data?