Enter the fluid pressure (N/m^2), the area (m^2), and the distance (m) into the calculator to determine the Fluid Work. 

Fluid Work Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Fluid Work.

Wfluid = P*A*s

  • Where Wfluid is the Fluid Work (Joules)
  • P is the fluid pressure (N/m^2) 
  • A is the area (m^2) 
  • s is the distance (m) 

How to Calculate Fluid Work?

The following example problems outline how to calculate the Fluid Work.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the fluid pressure (N/m^2). In this example, the fluid pressure (N/m^2) is given as 5 .
  2. Next, determine the area (m^2). For this problem, the area (m^2) is given as  5 .
  3. Next, determine the distance (m). In this case, the distance (m) is found to be 10.
  4. Finally, calculate the Fluid Work using the formula above: 

Wfluid = P*A*s

Inserting the values from above and solving yields: 

Wfluid = 5*5*10 = 250 (Joules)

Example Problem #2

Using the same method as above, determine the variables required by the equation. For this example problem, these are provided as:

fluid pressure (N/m^2) = 8

area (m^2) = 8

distance (m) = 20

Enter these given values yields: 

Wfluid = 8*8*20 = 1280 (Joules)