Enter the pellet mass (kg) and the pellet velocity (m/s) into the calculator to determine the Pellet Energy. 

Pellet Energy Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Pellet Energy. 

PE = 1/2*PM*PV^2

Variables:

  • Where PE is the Pellet Energy (Joules)
  • PM is the pellet mass (kg) 
  • PV is the pellet velocity (m/s) 

How to Calculate Pellet Energy?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed in order to calculate the Pellet Energy.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the pellet mass (kg). In this example, the pellet mass (kg) is measured to be 58.
  2. Next, determine the pellet velocity (m/s). For this problem, the pellet velocity (m/s) is calculated to be 94.
  3. Finally, calculate the Pellet Energy using the formula above: 

PE = 1/2*PM*PV^2

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

PE = 1/2*58*94^2 = 256244 (Joules)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the needed variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are provide as: 

pellet mass (kg) = 139

pellet velocity (m/s) = 10

Entering these values into the formula or calculator above gives us: 

PE = 1/2*139*10^2 = 6950 (Joules)