Enter the total impact force and the mass of the object into the calculator to determine the Impact Acceleration. 

Impact Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Impact Acceleration.

Ai = Fi / m
  • Where Ai is the Impact Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • Fi is the total impact force (N)
  • m is the mass of object (kg)

To calculate the impact acceleration, divide the impact force by the mass.

What are the units for Impact Acceleration?

The most common units for Impact Acceleration are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Impact Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Impact Acceleration.

First, determine the total impact force. In this example, the total impact force is determined to be 610 (N).

Next, determine the mass of object. For this problem, the mass of object is measured to be 2 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Impact Acceleration using the formula above: 

Ai = Fi / m

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Ai = 610/2 = 305 (m/s^2)