Enter the total weight (N) and the total area (m^2) into the calculator to determine the Pressure From Weight. 

Pressure From Weight Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Pressure From Weight. 

P = W / A

  • Where P is the Pressure From Weight (Pa)
  • W is the total weight (N) 
  • A is the total area (m^2) 

How to Calculate Pressure From Weight?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Pressure From Weight.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total weight (N). In this example, the total weight (N) is given as 200.
  2. Next, determine the total area (m^2). For this problem, the total area (m^2) is given as 5.
  3. Finally, calculate the Pressure From Weight using the equation above: 

P = W / A

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation: 

P = 200 / 5 = 40 (Pa)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are:

total weight (N) = 350

total area (m^2) = 6

Entering these values yields:

P = 350 / 6 = 58.333 (Pa)