# Cubic yard

A cubic yard (symbol yd3)[1] is an Imperial / U.S. customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 yard (3 feet, 36 inches, 0.9144 meters) in length.

## Symbols and abbreviations

The IEEE symbol for the cubic yard is yd3.[2] The following abbreviations are used:

• cubic yards, cubic yard, cubic yds, cubic yd
• cu yards, cu yard, cu yds, cu yd, CYs
• yards/-3, yard/-3, yds/-3, yd/-3
• yards^3, yard^3, yds^3, yd^3
• yards³, yard³, yds³

### Cubic yard per second

One cubic yard per second (1 yd3/s) is a unit of volume flow rate. It corresponds to one cubic yard passing through a specified area every second.

### Cubic yard per minute

One cubic yard per minute (1 yd3/min) is a unit of volume flow rate. It corresponds to one cubic yard passing through a specified area every minute.

• 1 yd3/s = 60 yd3/min

## Conversions

 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet = 46656 cubic inches = 0.764554857984 cubic metres ≈ 1.83426465×10−10 cubic miles ≈ 21.0223197 imperial bushels ≈ 21.6962157 US bushels ≈ 168.178557 imperial gallons ≈ 201.974 US liquid gallons ≈ 4.80890476 crude barrels ≈ 764.5549 litres