Enter the spring rate (N/m), the compression (m), and the cross-sectional area (m^2) into the calculator to determine the Spring Pressure.

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## Spring Pressure Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Spring Pressure.

Pspring = K * X / A

- Where Pspring is the Spring Pressure (Pa)
- K is the spring rate (N/m)
- X is the compression (m)
- A is the cross-sectional area (m^2)

To calculate the spring pressure, multiply the spring rate by the compression, then divide by the cross-sectional area.

## How to Calculate Spring Pressure?

The following example problems outline how to calculate the Spring Pressure.

**Example Problem #1**

- First, determine the spring rate (N/m). In this example, the spring rate (N/m) is given as 100 .
- Next, determine the compression (m). For this problem, the compression (m) is given as .5 .
- Next, determine the cross-sectional area (m^2). In this case, the cross-sectional area (m^2) is found to be .75.
- Finally, calculate the Spring Pressure using the formula above:

Pspring = K * X / A

Inserting the values from above and solving yields:

Pspring = 100 * .5 / .75 = 66.66 (Pa)

**Example Problem #2**

Using the same method as above, determine the variables required by the equation. For this example problem, these are provided as:

spring rate (N/m) = 500

compression (m) = 3

cross-sectional area (m^2) = 5

Enter these given values yields:

Pspring = 500 * 3 / 5 = 300** **(Pa)