Enter the shear force (N) and the shear strength (N/m*2) into the Shear Area Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Shear Area. 

Shear Area Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Shear Area.

SHA = SF / SS 
  • Where SHA is the Shear Area (m^2)
  • SF is the shear force (N) 
  • SS is the shear strength (N/m*2) 

To calculate a shear area, divide the shear force by the shear strength.

How to Calculate Shear Area?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Shear Area.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the shear force (N).
    • The shear force (N) is given as: 1,000.
  2. Next, determine the shear strength (N/m*2).
    • The shear strength (N/m*2) is provided as: 10.
  3. Finally, calculate the Shear Area using the equation above: 

SHA = SF / SS 

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

SHA = 1,000 / 10  = 100.00 (m^2)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

shear force (N) = 2,000

shear strength (N/m*2) = 20

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

SHA = SF / SS  = ?