Calculate the total stress an object is under at a given point. Enter the cross sectional area and total force to evaluate the stress on the object.
Stress can be calculated through the following formula:
σ = F/A
Where σ is stress
F is the total force
and A is the total area the force is being exerted on.
Stress is a measure of pressure that the particles and atoms within a material exert on each other when a force. This is not the same as pure pressure. Stress is also related to strain and the young’s modulus, which is a ratio of stress to strain in an object under a certain force denoted by this equation: E = σ/ε .
Stress and strain a linearly proportional when the under elastic behavior. When an object breaks or starts to yield this relationship no longer holds.