Enter the yield strength and the area into the calculator to determine the maximum force.

Maximum Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Maximum Force.

MF = YS * A

  • Where MF is the maximum force (N)
  • YS is the yield strength of the material (N/m^2)
  • A is the area the force is acting on (m^2)

To calculate the maximum force, multiply the yield strength by the area.

What is a Maximum Force?

Definition:

A maximum force, commonly written shorthand as max force, measures the greatest force a material can withstand before yielding.

How to Calculate Maximum Force?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the yield strength of the material. In this example, the yield strength of the material is found to be 500 N/m^2.

Next, determine the area the force is acting on. For this problem, the area the force is acting on is 2 m^2.

Finally, calculate the Maximum Force using the formula above:

MF = YS * A

MF = 500 * 2

MF = 1000 N