Enter the current, number of turns, area, and gap length into the calculator to determine the solenoid force.
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Solenoid Force Formula
The following formula is used to calculate the force produced by a solenoid.
F= (n*I)^2 * c * A / ( 2 * d^2)
- Where F is the force (newtons)
- n is the number of turns
- I is the current (amps)
- c is a constant (12.566*10^-7)
- A is the area (m^2)
- D is the distance between the solenoid and the metal
Solenoid Force Definition
A solenoid force is defined as the total force produced by any given solenoid. Solenoids are coils or wires that produce a magnetic field when electricity is run through them.
Solenoid Force Example
How to calculate solenoid force?
- First, determine the number of turns.
Calculate or measure the total number of turns of the solenoid.
- Next, determine the current.
Measure the current running through the solenoid.
- Next, determine the area.
Measure the area of the metal the magnetic field is acting on.
- Next, determine the distance between the solenoid and metal.
Measure the distance to the metal plate from the center of the solenoid.
- Finally, calculate the solenoid force.
Calculate the solenoid force using the equation above.
A solenoid is a device made up of a coil of wires, a housing, and an armature. When electric current flows through the wire, a magnetic field is produced.
A solenoid produces force through the magnetic field it generates while under an electric current.