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

Compressive Stress Formula

CS = F / A


  • CS is the Compressive Stress (N/m^2)
  • F is the compressive force (N)
  • A is the unit area (m^2)

To calculate Compressive Stress, divide the compressive force by the unit area.

How to Calculate Compressive Stress?

The following steps outline how to calculate Compressive Stress.

  1. First, determine the compressive force (N). 
  2. Next, determine the unit area (m^2). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CS = F / A.
  4. Finally, calculate the Compressive Stress.
  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) = 5000

unit area (m^2) = 3