# Weight to Pressure Calculator, Formula, Weight to Pressure Calculation

## Weight to Pressure Calculator:

Enter the values of weight, W(N) and area, A(m2) to determine the value of Pressure, P(Pa).

 Enter Weight: N Enter Area: m2 Result – Pressure: Pa

## Weight to Pressure Formula:

Pressure is a measure of force applied per unit area, It quantifies how concentrated a force is over a given area. When weight is exerted over a surface, it generates pressure. The weight of an object is the force due to gravity acting on its mass.

In this equation, a greater weight over a small area will result in higher pressure. Conversely, spreading the same weight over a larger area reduces the pressure exerted on the surface.

Pressure – the force exerted per unit area.

Weight – the force exerted by gravity on an object.

Area – the surface area over which the weight is distributed.

A heavier object (more weight) exerts a greater pressure on a surface for a given area.

A smaller contact area for the same weight results in a higher pressure.

Pressure, P(Pa) in Pascals is calculated by dividing the weight, W(N) in Newton by area, A(m2) in square metres.

Pressure, P(Pa) = W(N) / A(m2)

P(Pa) = pressure in Pascals, Pa.

W(N) = weight in Newton, N.

A(m2)­ = area in square metres, m2.

Weight to Pressure Calculation:

1. A 588 N person stands on a platform with an area of 0.2 square metres. Calculate the pressure exerted by the person on the platform.

Given: W(N) = 588N, A(m2)­ = 0.2m2.

Pressure, P(Pa) = W(N) / A(m2)

P(Pa) = 588 / 0.2

P(Pa) = 2940Pa.

1. A hydraulic press exerts a pressure of 3000 pascals on a piston with an area of 0.5 square metres. Calculate the weight supported by the piston.

Given: P(Pa) = 3000Pa, A(m2)­ = 0.5m2.

Pressure, P(Pa) = W(N) / A(m2)

W(N) = P(Pa) * A(m2)

W(N) = 3000 * 0.5

W(N) = 1500N.