Enter the liquid pressure and the cross-sectional area of a hydraulic cylinder to calculator the force acting on that cylinder due to the liquid pressure.

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## Hydraulic Pressure Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the force acting on a hydraulic piston that is being subjected to pressure.

F = A * P

- Where F is the force (Newtons)
- A is the cross-sectional area (m^2)
- and P is the pressure (pascals)

This formula is derived from the laws of fluid dynamics. This can be further explored in Pascal’s principle which states that if pressure is applied to a container of liquid that pressure is transmitted everywhere in that container.

## Hydraulic Pressure Definition

Hydraulic pressure is defined as the force acting on a hydraulic piston due to pressure and a certain cross-sectional area of the piston.

## How to calculate hydraulic pressure?

How to calculate hydraulic pressure.

**First, determine the cross sectional area.**Measure the cross-sectional area of the piston.

**Next, determine the force of the piston.**Measure the force produced by the piston.

**Finally, calculate the hydraulic pressure.**Using the formula above, calculate the hydraulic pressure which would be P = F/A.

## FAQ

**What is hydraulic pressure?**

Hydraulic pressure is known as the total pressure acting on a cross-sectional area of a hydraulic piston that produces a force.