# Total volume of the two spherical caps of two intersecting spheres

## Description

A spherical cap or spherical dome is a portion of a sphere cut off by a plane. If the plane passes through the center of the sphere, so that the height of the cap is equal to the radius of the sphere, the spherical cap is called a hemisphere. The total volume of the two spherical caps of two intersecting spheres of differend radii can be calculated by the radii of the bases of the caps and their heights.

Related formulas## Variables

V | The total volume (m^{3}) |

π | pi |

h_{1} | The height of the one of the caps (m) |

a_{1} | The radius of the base of the one of the caps (m) |

h_{2} | The height of the other cap (m) |

a_{2} | The radius of the base of the other cap (m) |