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The tonnage calculator assists in the tonnage of aggregates required for specific areas and depths typically in the shipping and logistics industry. This online tool estimates the space or weight of a shipment, essential for planning and pricing.

It is the capacity or size of aircraft, ship, or other vehicles measured in weight or volume is known as tonnage. In the context of shipping, it is also known as the total weight of a shipâ€™s cargo and fuel.

There is a simple way to use the online gravel calculator tons. Just follow the below steps and insert the values.

- Choose the type of material
- Enter the unit weight in kg/m^3
- Enter length, width, and depth
- Provide data about the material cost
- Tap on calculate

- Tonnage
- Area
- Volume
- Weight Needed
- Total Cost

\(W = V \times \gamma \times 0.001 , \text{tons} / \text{kg}\)

**W = Tonnage of aggregates (in tons)****V = Aggregates’ volume (in cubic meters)****Î³ = Aggregates’ unit weight (in kilograms per cubic meter)**

To calculate the tonnage, typically you need to convert weight of products from pounds to tons. In the below section, there is an example that will clear your understanding of their calculation process.

Let’s calculate the tonnage of a shipment weighing 4,500 pounds.

To determine the tonnage of the shipment, we’ll use the formula:

\(\text{Tonnage} = \frac{weight (in pounds)}{2000}\)

\(\text{Tonnage} = \frac{4500}{2000}\)

\(\text{Tonnage} = 2.25, \text{tons}\)

**100 square feet**

The covered area by 1 ton depends on the depth of the gravel layer. As a roughly estimated 1 ton of gravel covers 100 square feet at a depth of 2 inches.

**Around 3 tons**

Typically a 2,000-square-foot home will require about 3 tons of AC units.

**12,000 BTU**

1 ton of cooling capacity is equivalent to 12,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs) per hour.

Material |
Density (kg/mÂ³) |
Volume (mÂ³) |
Weight (metric tons) |

Iron | 7850 | 10 | 78.5 |

Aluminum | 2700 | 5 | 13.5 |

Copper | 8960 | 3 | 26.88 |

Steel | 7850 | 8 | 62.8 |

Plastic | 900 | 15 | 13.5 |

Wood | 700 | 20 | 14 |

Concrete | 2400 | 12 | 28.8 |

Glass | 2500 | 4 | 10 |

Water | 1000 | 30 | 30 |

Sand | 1600 | 25 | 40 |

Car | 1200 | 2.5 | 3,000 |

Truck | 1000 | 6.0 | 6,000 |

Van | 1100 | 4.1 | 4,500 |

SUV | 1150 | 4.8 | 5,500 |

Motorcycle | 300 | 1.3 | 400 |

Bicycle | 100 | 0.3 | 30 |

Refrigerator | 50 | 6.0 | 300 |

Washing Machine | 70 | 2.9 | 200 |

Dryer | 60 | 2.5 | 150 |

Television | 20 | 2.5 | 50 |