Enter the wind force, air density, and surface area into the calculator to determine the wind velocity.

Wind Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Wind Velocity.

Vw = SQRT (2*F/(p*A))
  • Where Vw is the wind velocity (m/s)
  • F is the wind force (N)
  • p is the air density (kg/m^3)
  • A is the surface area of wind pressure (m^2)

To calculate wind velocity, divide 2 times the wind force by the product of the air density and surface area, then take the square root of this result.

What is a Wind Velocity?


A wind velocity describes the linear rate of change of position with respect to time that wind is travelling at.

How to Calculate Wind Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Wind Velocity.

First, determine the wind force. In this example, the wind force is found to be 85 N.

Next, determine the air density. For this problem, the air density is found to be 1.225 kg/m^3.

Next, determine the surface area of wind pressure. In this case, the surface area of wind pressure is measured to be 30 m^2.

Finally, calculate the Wind Velocity using the formula above:

Vw = SQRT (2*F/(p*A))

Vw = SQRT (2*85/(1.225*30))

Vw = 2.15 m/s