Enter the vehicle’s mass and the car’s acceleration into the calculator to determine the wheel force.

Wheel Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Wheel Force.

WF = VM * A / #W

  • Where WF is the wheel force (N)
  • VM is the vehicle mass (kg)
  • A is the vehicle acceleration (m/s^2)
  • #W is the number of wheels

What is a Wheel Force?


A wheel force is the total force generated by each wheel on a car due to its rotation and friction between the road.

How to Calculate Wheel Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Wheel Force.

First, determine the vehicle mass. In this example, the vehicle mass is found to be 1000kg.

Next, determine the vehicle acceleration. For this problem, the vehicle acceleration is found to be 15 m/s^2.

Next, determine the number of wheels. In this case, the car has 4 wheels.

Finally, calculate the Wheel Force using the formula above:

WF = VM * A / #W

WF = 1000 * 15 / 4

WF = 3,750 N