Centripetal Force Calculator

If you want to determine the force that tends to move an object around its axis, you can use the centripetal force calculator.

In physics, the force required by an object to move around its axis ( in a curved/circular path ) is known as centripetal force. Whereas, The force's direction is constantly parallel to the radius (r) of curvature. The SI unit is used to express the centripetal force of newton.


Formula of Centripetal Force Calculator

To find the centripetal force instantly, you can use our calculator, or to find it manually, you can use the formula listed below:

Fc = mv2/r


Fc is Centripetal force.

m = mass of an object.

v = velocity of an object.

r = radius of an object.


To calculate centripetal acceleration, you can use our Centripetal Acceleration Calculator.


To know how to find the centripetal force of an object, let us have an example below;

Suppose a vehicle moving around a circular track, with a velocity of 45 km/h and a mass of 2000 kg; if 10 m is the track radius, then calculate the centripetal force of a vehicle.

Given data

Mass = m = 2000 kg
Velocity = v = 45 km/h
Radius = r = 10m

To Find

Centripetal force = ?


To find out the centripetal force of a vehicle, we will use the formula listed below:

Fc = mv2/r

Putting values in the formula:

Fc = ((2000) * (12.5)2) / 10
Fc = 31,250 N

How to use the Centripetal Force Calculator?

The steps to use the centripetal force calculator are as follows:

Step 1: Enter the value of an object's mass in the first required input.

Step 2: Enter the value of the object's velocity in the second required input.

Step 3: Enter the value of the radius of the axis in the third required input.

Step 4: The calculator will automatically display an answer on the screen.

Calculator use

You can use our centripetal force calculator in various physics principles, such as; motion in a vertical circle, banking of curved roads and tracks, etc.