# How to Calculate and Solve for Engineering Stress | Mechanical Properties

**Last Updated on December 20, 2022**

The image above represents engineering stress.

To compute for engineering stress, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Force (F) **and **Area (A).**

The formula for calculating engineering stress:

Stress = F/A

Where:

F = Force

A = Area

Given an example;

Find the engineering stress when the force is 12 and the area is 4.

This implies that;

F = Force = 12

A = Area = 4

Stress = F/A

Stress = 12 / 4

Stress = 3

Therefore, the **engineering stress **is **3 Nm ^{-2}.**

**Calculating the Force when the Engineering Stress and the Area is Given.**

F = Stress x A

Where:

F = Force

Stress = Engineering Stress

A = Area

Let’s solve an example;

Find the force when the engineering stress is 10 and the area is 2.

This implies that;

Stress = Engineering Stress = 10

A = Area = 2

F = Stress x A

F = 10 x 2

F = 20

Therefore, the **force **is **20 N.**

**Calculating the Area when the Engineering Stress and the Force is Given.**

A = ^{F} / _{Stress}

Where:

A = Area

Stress = Engineering Stress

F = Force

Let’s solve an example;

Find the area when the engineering stress is 8 and the force is 24.

This implies that;

Stress = Engineering Stress = 8

F = Force = 24

A = ^{F} / _{Stress}

A = ^{24} / _{8}

A = 3

Therefore, the **area **is **3m ^{2}**.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Materials and Metallurgical **under **Engineering****.**

Now, Click on **Mechanical Properties**** **under **Materials and Metallurgical**

Now, Click on **Engineering Stress**** **under **Mechanical Properties**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the engineering stress according to the respective parameter which is the **Force (F) **and **Area (A).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Force (F)** is **12 **and **Area (A)** is **4**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator**– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the engineering stress and presents the formula, workings and steps too.