What Is Solid Mensuration?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 2:40:24 PM ET

Solid mensuration is another name for solid geometry, which is a field in mathematics where measurements of three-dimensional shapes are studied. Length, width and height are the three most important measurements in solid mensuration. With those three values, many other values, such as surface area and volume, can be determined.


The field of solid mensuration is highly important in engineering and architecture applications. Understanding objects in three-dimensional space helps engineers create models and scenarios and solve problems mathematically before ever actually using or building any resources. Similarly, solid mensuration is used by artists and engineers in three-dimensional animation for animated movies and video games.