Enter the vehicle mass and the vehicle speed into the calculator to determine the Vehicle Momentum. 

Vehicle Momentum Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Vehicle Momentum.

pV = MV * VS

  • Where pV is the Vehicle Momentum (m/s*kg)
  • MV is the vehicle mass (kg)
  • VS is the vehicle speed (m/s)

What are the units for Vehicle Momentum?

The most common units for Vehicle Momentum are m/s*kg.

How to Calculate Vehicle Momentum?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Vehicle Momentum.

First, determine the vehicle mass. In this example, the vehicle mass is determined to be 1000 (kg).

Next, determine the vehicle speed. For this problem, the vehicle speed is measured to be 60 (m/s).

Finally, calculate the Vehicle Momentum using the formula above: 

pV = MV * VS

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

pV = 1000* 60 = 60,000(m/s*kg)