Enter the total mass (kg) and the surface area (m^2) into the calculator to determine the Pressure From Mass. 

Pressure From Mass Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Pressure From Mass. 

Pm = TM * g / SA

  • Where Pm is the Pressure From Mass (Pa)
  • TM is the total mass (kg) 
  • SA is the surface area (m^2) 

How to Calculate Pressure From Mass?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Pressure From Mass.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total mass (kg). In this example, the total mass (kg) is given as 52.
  2. Next, determine the surface area (m^2). For this problem, the surface area (m^2) is given as 50.
  3. Finally, calculate the Pressure From Mass using the equation above: 

Pm = TM * g / SA

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation: 

Pm = 52 * 9.81 / 50 = 10.202 (Pa)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are:

total mass (kg) = 60

surface area (m^2) = 81

Entering these values yields:

Pm = 60 * 9.81 / 81 = 7.266 (Pa)