Biaugmented triangular prism | |
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Type | JohnsonJ_{49} – – J_{50}J_{51} |

Faces | 10 triangles 1 square |

Edges | 17 |

Vertices | 8 |

Vertex configuration | |

Symmetry group | |

Properties | convex |

Net | |

In geometry, the **biaugmented triangular prism** is a polyhedron constructed from a triangular prism by attaching two equilateral square pyramids onto two of its square faces. It is an example of Johnson solid.

The biaugmented triangular prism can be constructed from a triangular prism by attaching two equilateral square pyramids onto its two square faces, a process known as augmentation.^{[1]} These square pyramid covers the square face of the prism, so the resulting polyhedron has 10 equilateral triangles and 1 square as its faces.^{[2]} A convex polyhedron in which all faces are regular is Johnson solid, and the biaugmented triangular prism is among them, enumerated as 50th Johnson solid .^{[3]}

A biaugmented triangular prism with edge length has a surface area, calculated by adding ten equilateral triangles and one square's area:^{[2]}
Its volume can be obtained by slicing it into a regular triangular prism and two equilateral square pyramids, and adding their volumes subsequently:^{[2]}

It has three-dimensional symmetry group of the cyclic group of order 4. Its dihedral angle can be calculated by adding the angle of an equilateral square pyramid and a regular triangular prism in the following:^{[4]}

- The dihedral angle of a biaugmented triangular prism between two adjacent triangles is that of an equilateral square pyramid between two adjacent triangular faces,
- The dihedral angle of a biaugmented triangular prism between square and triangle is the dihedral angle of a triangular prism between the base and its lateral face,
- The dihedral angle of an equilateral square pyramid between a triangular face and its base is . The dihedral angle of a triangular prism between two adjacent square faces is the internal angle of an equilateral triangle . Therefore, the dihedral angle of a biaugmented triangular prism between a square (the lateral face of the triangular prism) and triangle (the lateral face of the equilateral square pyramid) on the edge where the equilateral square pyramid is attached to the square face of the triangular prism, and between two adjacent triangles (the lateral face of both equilateral square pyramids) on the edge where two equilateral square pyramids are attached adjacently to the triangular prism, are
- The dihedral angle of a biaugmented triangular prism between two adjacent triangles (the base of a triangular prism and the lateral face of an equilateral square pyramid) on the edge where the equilateral square pyramid is attached to the triangular prism, is: