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

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:

  1. First, determine the brake force (N). In this example, the brake force (N) is given as 400.
  2. Next, determine the brake area (m^2). For this problem, the brake area (m^2) is given as .25.
  3. 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)