Enter the cross-sectional area (cm^2), the resistance (ohms), and the resistivity into the Wire Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Wire Distance.

## Wire Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Wire Distance.

Dwire = A * R / p

• Where Dwire is the Wire Distance (cm)
• A is the cross-sectional area (cm^2)
• R is the resistance (ohms)
• p is the resistivity

## How to Calculate Wire Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Wire Distance.

Example Problem #1

1. First, determine the cross-sectional area (cm^2).
• The cross-sectional area (cm^2) is calculated to be : 2.5.
2. Next, determine the resistance (ohms).
• The resistance (ohms) is measured to be: 6.
3. Next, determine the resistivity.
• The resistivity is found to be: 4.
4. Finally, calculate the Wire Distance using the formula above:

Dwire = A * R / p

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

Dwire = 2.5 * 6 / 4  = 3.75 (cm)

Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

cross-sectional area (cm^2) = 3.5

resistance (ohms) = 6

resistivity = 8

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

Dwire = A * R / p  = (cm)