Pressure and Area to Force Calculator and Conversion Scale

Force Factors
Pressure (P) [?]
Area (A) [?]
Calculate Force
Force (PxA) [?]

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User Guide

This tool will calculate the force generated by a pressure acting over a specified surface area and display a dynamic conversion scale for each set of chosen parameters.

For example you could use this calculator to determine to force generated by a hydraulic ram, or you could determine the necessary weight to generate a calibration pressure on a deadweight tester.

Applied Pressure

Enter the reading in any units of the applied pressure.

Effective Area

Enter the effective surface area which the applied pressure is acting on.

Generated Force

This is the resulting force generated by a pressure acting on a specified size of surface area and can be displayed in a choice of different force measurement units.


Do you have a question about converting pressure & area to force?

Hydraulic bar pressure to kg force conversion

I would like to know what the conversion figure is for converting hydraulic pressure from bar to kgf?

If you want to calculate the force you will need to multiply the kgf/cm2 value (which is a pressure) by the cross sectional area of the hydraulic ram/cylinder in square centimeters.

If the force is 1 kgf and the area 1 cm2, then the pressure in bar would equal 1.0197162 bar.

F(kgf) = P(bar) x  A(cm²) x 1.0197162

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