Enter the input force and the mechanical advantage into the calculator to determine the output force.

Output Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Output Force.

OF = IF * MA

  • Where OF is the output force (N)
  • IF is the input force (N)
  • MA is the mechanical advantage

To calculate an output force, simply multiply the input force by the mechanical advantage ratio.

What is an Output Force?

Definition:

An output force is a measure of the total force generated by a system with a given input force and mechanical advantage. In other words, it’s a measure of how much force a system, such as a lever, generates due to mechanical advantage.

How to Calculate Output Force?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the input force . In this example, the input force is found to be 100N.

Next, determine the mechanical advantage ratio. For this problem, the mechanical advantage is 4:1

Finally, calculate the Output Force using the formula above:

OF = IF * MA

OF = 100 * 4:1

OF = 400 N