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) 

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)