## Cubic Yards

A cubic yard is an imperial volume unit equivalent to the volume of a cube with sides that are one yard in length. It is normally found in the United States for measuring large volumes of materials such as soil, gravel, or concrete.

When converting volume measurements, be sure to remember that the dimensions are cubed and so doubling the sides of a cube will increase the volume by a factor of eight. To make conversions easier, please use our conversion calculators such as the one on this page and refer to the calculation underneath if you want to understand how the conversion is calculated.

## Cubic inches

Cubic inches are units of volume measurement used in the Imperial systems equal to the volume of a cube with sides that are each one inch in length. It is used in the United States for measuring small volumes, such as the displacement of an engine or the capacity of a container. One cubic inch is equivalent to approximately 16.387 cubic centimeters.