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# 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 3m2.

Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the engineering stress.

To get the answer and workings of the engineering stress using the Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. First, you need to obtain the app.

You can get this app via any of these means:

You can also try the demo version via https://www.nickzom.org/calculator

Apple (Paid) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nickzom-calculator/id1331162702?mt=8
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.