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Circle segment areaHi there Problem: Of a circle segment is known: Area and radius. Wanted: Height from the circle circumphere ot the chord. I know the formula for the circle segment it is to found everywhere. But how do I resolve it to return the height ? NOTE: the angle is NOT known. |

Re: Circle segment areaYou can find the angle in radians using Then use that angle to find the height of the isosceles triangle Then subtract that from the radius. :) |

Re: Circle segment areaIt is a circle segment not sector. If I: A/0.5*r^2= (radians-Sin(radians) How do I get the radians out ? |

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Re: Circle segment areaYes, it is radians. But radians from a area of a circle sector not a segment. The result is that I get a redicously narrow angle. |

Re: Circle segment areaPost your calculations please so that we can check them. If i now understand you correctly , You have A , you have r so now you want to solve for in radians. Is that right? If that's right , you can only get an approximation , there is no way i know of to get an exact solution. There may be a different approach to get the height that i don't know about , you don't have the length of the chord , do you? :) |

Re: Circle segment areaIt is a "real life" scenario where a horizontal positioned vibrating tube is filled with a product, could be flour, or sugar. The tube transports the product, such as conveyour belt. I'm the programmer of the controling device. I know the dimenion of the tube. I know how much is poured into the tube. Due to regulations no sensors alowed in the setup. I have to provide a "gauge" that tells the height of the product in the tube. Since I know the amount of of product in the tube, I know the area of the circle segment. Since I know the dimensions of the tube I know the radius. Chord is unknown. I wanted to calculate the height of the product. Present to the operator. Not at a high accuracy. For the "curiosity" ...the height is required since experienced has learned us that above and below a certain productheight the product is changed in homogeniousity. This is to be avoided. |

Re: Circle segment area1 Attachment(s) Well since you don't need high accuracy then it's easy to get a result using trial and error. Here is an approach. First calculate Get a number for that. Then use the graph of [attachment=0:1j832pdu]MSP2201f207geaebfh4f1800003f19938gg2h3h8c8.GIF[/attachment:1j832pdu] That number you calculated? Locate it on the vertical axis , then move horizontally accross till you hit the graph , then drop vertically down to the horizontal axis and read the value. That is your and it is in RADIANS. Confirm your work by substituting that value into the formula to see how accurate it is. Make sure your calculator is in RADIANS mode. Accuracy will depend on how well you have read the graph. If you can get to within 2 to 3 decimal places it may be adequate to use that value to calculate the height to within reason. Post your calculations so that we may do them as well , in particular, post A and r. :) |

Re: Circle segment areaUrgh.. :( I will need a sharp chisel to get this into a PLC. |

Re: Circle segment areaWell, why don't you go here: http://www.ajdesigner.com/phpcircle/cir ... _theta.php Easier that typing back and forth here :wink: Another good place: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CircularSegment.html |

Re: Circle segment areaWell, I have been there before but did not see any answer to my question. Maybe you can point out where you see the solution in those links, Denis ? I could expect a integration would to the trick. But Integration is out of the question in the computing devices at hand. |

Re: Circle segment areaSolving that type cannot be done directly: numeric method required. A bit like solving x - a/(1 + a)^n = 0 for a |

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