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