Enter the mass (kg) and the terminal velocity (m/s) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Terminal Energy. 

Terminal Energy Formula

TE = 1/2*m*tv^2


  • TE is the Terminal Energy (J)
  • m is the mass (kg)
  • tv is the terminal velocity (m/s)

To calculate Terminal Energy, multiply the mass by the terminal velocity squared, then divide the result by 2.

How to Calculate Terminal Energy?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Terminal Energy.

  1. First, determine the mass (kg). 
  2. Next, determine the terminal velocity (m/s). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = TE = 1/2*m*tv^2.
  4. Finally, calculate the Terminal Energy.
  5. 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.

mass (kg) = 60

terminal velocity (m/s) = 40