The stress calculator determines the stress experienced by a material based on the applied force and the cross-sectional area of the material.
The formula for stress is given as:
Stress = Force / Area
In this formula, the force represents the external force applied to the material, and the area is the cross-sectional area of the material perpendicular to the applied force. The resulting stress value provides an indication of the internal forces within the material caused by the applied load.
If a force of 500 Newtons is applied to a material with a cross-sectional area of 0.1 square meters, the stress would be calculated as:
Stress = 500 N / 0.1 m² = 5000 N/m²
Therefore, the stress experienced by the material would be 5000 pascals or 5 kilopascals.