Enter the total RPM the radius into the calculator to determine the Acceleration From RPM. 

Acceleration From RPM Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Acceleration From RPM.

A = RPM*pi*2/60*r
  • Where A is the Acceleration From RPM (m/s^2)
  • RPM is the total RPM (rotations per minute)
  • r is the radius (m)

To calculate acceleration from RPM, multiply the RPM by the radius, then multiply again by 0.10471975512.

What are the units for Acceleration From RPM?

The most common units for Acceleration From RPM are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Acceleration From RPM?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Acceleration From RPM.

First, determine the total RPM. In this example, the total RPM is determined to be 500 (rotations per minute).

Next, determine the radius. For this problem, the radius is measured to be 24 (m).

Finally, calculate the Acceleration From RPM using the formula above: 

A = RPM*pi*2/60*r

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

A = 500*3.14159*2/60*24 = 1256.63 (m/s^2)