Enter the total pound-force, the length, and the width into the calculator to determine the pounds per square inch. This calculator can also evaluate the force, length, or width when given the other variables.

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## Pounds Per Square Inch Formula

The following equation can be used to calculate pounds per square inch.

P = F / (L*W)

- Where P is the pounds per square inch
- F is the force in lb-force
- L is the length (in)
- W is the width (in)

To calculate the pounds per square inch, divide the pound-force by the result of the length times the width.

## Pounds Per Square Inch Definition

Pounds per square inch is a unit of measure that describes a total force per unit rea.

## Pounds Per Square Inch Example

How to calculate pounds per square inch?

**First, determine the total force.**Measure the total lb-force.

**Next, determine the length.**Measure the length of the area the force is acting on.

**Next, determine the width.**Measure the width of the area the force is acting on.

**Finally, calculate the pounds per square inch.**Calculate the pounds per square inch using the formula above.

## FAQ

**What is pounds per square inch?**

Pounds per square inch is a unit of measure that describes a force per unit area.

**How is pounds per square inch calculated?**

Pounds per square inch is calculated from taking the total pound-force and dividing it by the area in inches squared.