Enter the acceleration (m/s^2), the center of mass height (m), the total vehicle mass (kg), and the wheelbase (m) into the Weight Transfer Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weight Transfer. 

Weight Transfer Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Weight Transfer. 

WT = a * h/w * m


  • WT is the Weight Transfer (N)
  • a is the acceleration (m/s^2) 
  • h is the center of mass height (m) 
  • w is the wheelbase (m) 
  • m is the total vehicle mass (kg)

To calculate the weight transfer multiply the acceleration by the center of mass height, divide by the wheelbase, and finally, multiply by the total vehicle mass.

How to Calculate Weight Transfer?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weight Transfer.

  1. First, determine the acceleration (m/s^2).
  2. Next, determine the center of mass height (m). 
  3. Next, determine the wheelbase (m). 
  4. Next, determine the total vehicle mass (kg).
  5. Next, gather the formula from above = WT = a * h/w * m.
  6. Finally, calculate the Weight Transfer.
  7. 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.

acceleration (m/s^2) = 20

center of mass height (m) = 100

wheel base (m) = 200

WT = a * h/w * m =  ?