Enter the brake force (N) and the brake area (m^2) into the calculator to determine the Brake Pressure.

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## Brake Pressure Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Brake Pressure.

Pbrake = BF / BA

- Where Pbrake is the Brake Pressure (Pa)
- BF is the brake force (N)
- BA is the brake area (m^2)

To calculate the brake pressure, divide the brake force by the brake area.

## How to Calculate Brake Pressure?

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

**Example Problem #1:**

- First, determine the brake force (N). In this example, the brake force (N) is given as 400.
- Next, determine the brake area (m^2). For this problem, the brake area (m^2) is given as .25.
- Finally, calculate the Brake Pressure using the equation above:

Pbrake = BF / BA

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation:

Pbrake = 400 / .25 = 1600 (Pa)

**Example Problem #2: **

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

brake force (N) = 300

brake area (m^2) = .10

Entering these values yields:

Pbrake = 300 / .10 = 3000 (Pa)