Enter the compressive force (N) and the total area (m^2) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Compressive Strength. 

Compressive Strength Formula

CS = CF / A


  • CS is the Compressive Strength (N/m^2)
  • CF is the compressive force (N)
  • A is the total area (m^2)

To calculate Compressive Strength, divide the compressive force by the total area.

How to Calculate Compressive Strength?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Compressive Strength.

  1. First, determine the compressive force (N). 
  2. Next, determine the total area (m^2). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CS = CF / A.
  4. Finally, calculate the Compressive Strength.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

compressive force (N) = 1000

total area (m^2) = 3