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Common Volume of 2 unequal cylinders with axis that don't intersect

  1. Jan 12, 2012 #1
    1. This isn't homework, this is personal study, but i think it really fits the form of a "textbook style question".

    I need to find the volume of two intersecting circular cylinders of unequal radius and axis that don't intersect but are at right angles.

    2. i have no relevent equations assided from the common axis equations. i tried to look at the problem from a stand point of two circle segements and i think i blew a fuse in my head.

    for those interested the common axis equation is located here


    and here


    3. As stated before my attempt at a theoretical solution fried something so i will get the data i need right now empirically via 3d software but i know the answer to this question would help me in the future.

    Thank you
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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