Enter the mass of the kicked object, the speed of the object after its kicked, and the time of the kick into the calculator to determine the kick force.

Kick Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Kick Force.

KF = m * V / T

  • Where KF is the kick force (N)
  • m is the mass of the kicked object (kg)
  • V is the velocity of the object after the kick (m/s)
  • T is the total time of the kick (s)
    • This is usually less than .5 seconds

What is a Kick Force?

Definition:

A kick force is a total force a person generates or exerts on an object when kicking it.

How to Calculate Kick Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Kick Force

First, determine the mass of the kicked object. In this example, the mass of the kicked object is 10kg.

Next, determine the velocity of the object after the kick. For this problem, the velocity is found to be 25m/s.

Next, determine the total time of the kick. In this case, the time is measured to be .5 s.

Finally, calculate the Kick Force using the formula above:

KF = m * V / T

KF = 10 * 25 / .5

KF = 500 N