Enter the ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m^2) and the factor of safety into the calculator to determine the Bearing Pressure.

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## Bearing Pressure Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Bearing Pressure.

Pbearing = UBC / FS

- Where Pbearing is the Bearing Pressure (kN/m^2)
- UBC is the ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m^2)
- FS is the factor of safety

To calculate the bearing pressure, divide the ultimate bearing capacity by the factor of safety.

## How to Calculate Bearing Pressure?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Bearing Pressure.

**Example Problem #1:**

- First, determine the ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m^2). In this example, the ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m^2) is given as 5000.
- Next, determine the factor of safety. For this problem, the factor of safety is given as 2.5.
- Finally, calculate the Bearing Pressure using the equation above:

Pbearing = UBC / FS

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation:

Pbearing = 5000 / 2.5 = 2000 (kN/m^2)

**Example Problem #2: **

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are:

ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m^2) = 10000

factor of safety = 3

Entering these values yields:

Pbearing = 10000 / 3 = 3,333.33 (kN/m^2)