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) 

To calculate pressure from weight, divide the weight by the total area.

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)