Enter the maximum shockwave pressure (Pa), the density of the medium (kg/m^3), and the velocity of the object (m/s) into the Shockwave Intensity Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Shockwave Intensity.

## Shockwave Intensity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Shockwave Intensity.

**SI = P^2/(2*p*v)**

Variables:

- SI is the Shockwave Intensity (W/m^2)
- P is the maximum shockwave pressure (Pa)
- p is the density of the medium (kg/m^3)
- v is the velocity of the object (m/s)

## How to Calculate Shockwave Intensity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Shockwave Intensity.

- First, determine the maximum shockwave pressure (Pa).
- Next, determine the density of the medium (kg/m^3).
- Next, determine the velocity of the object (m/s).
- Next, gather the formula from above = SI = P^2/(2*p*v).
- Finally, calculate the Shockwave Intensity.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

maximum shockwave pressure (Pa) = 1400

density of the medium (kg/m^3) = 1000

velocity of the object (m/s) = 5000

SI = P^2/(2*p*v) =** ** ?