Enter the normal force (N) and the total area (m^2) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Normal Stress.

## Normal Stress Formula

NS = NF / A

Variables:

- NS is the Normal Stress (N/m^2)
- NF is the normal force (N)
- A is the total area (m^2)

To calculate Normal Stress, divide the normal force by the area of contact.

## How to Calculate Normal Stress?

The following steps outline how to calculate Normal Stress.

- First, determine the normal force (N).
- Next, determine the total area (m^2).
- Next, gather the formula from above = NS = NF / A.
- Finally, calculate the Normal Stress.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

normal force (N) = 507

total area (m^2) = 32