How to convert tons to cubic meters?

Galina Devyatkina
Galina Devyatkina
September 18, 2014
How to convert tons to cubic meters?

It is believed that tons are measured mass, and cubic meters exist to measure the volume. Manufacturers release goods from warehouses in tons, but it must somehow be transported. This requires the volume of the goods and its dimensions. How to convert tons to cubic meters?

To begin the translation, it is necessary to measure the units, that is, tons to convert to kilograms. In 1 ton - 1000 pounds.

There are special directories that determine the density of substances. Here the aggregative state of the selected substance is taken into account. If we consider the example of water, then it has 3 state of aggregation: solid, liquid and gaseous. Depending on the state, the density will also change. The density of water changes almost with every degree, and more precisely 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, etc. degrees The reference books have a separate table where you can specify the density depending on the temperature.

To determine the volume of the body, the formula V = m / p is used, where:

  • V is the volume;
  • m is the mass;
  • p is the density.

Consider the example of coal and foam plates:

  • 1 ton = 1000 kg
  • The density of coal 200 kg / meter

The density of the foam will take 10 kg / meter, as it can also vary depending on the destination.

  • V (coal) = 1000/200 = 5 cubic meters
  • V (plates) = 1000/10 = 100 cubic meters

The gazelle, with a lifting capacity of 2 tons, can hold a little more than 10 cubic meters of cargo. Enough to make 1 flight to deliver a ton of coal, but for the transport of foam plates will need all 10 trips. Still, it is useful to know how to convert tons to cubic meters.