Surface Tension Force Calculator

The Surface Tension Force Calculator will calculate:

  1. The force of surface tension a liquid exerts on its surface when it is in contact with air inside a cylindrical-shaped container.
  2. The force of surface tension a liquid exerts on its surface when it is in contact with air inside a rectangular-shaped container.

Surface Tension Force Calculator
Surface Tension Force Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The force of surface tension a liquid exerts on its surface when it is in contact with air inside a cylindrical-shaped container is N
The force of surface tension a liquid exerts on its surface when it is in contact with air inside a rectangular-shaped container is N
Surface tension force on the surface of a cylindrical container calculation
F = γ × 2 × π × r
F = × 2 × ×
F =
Surface tension force on the surface of a rectangular container
F = γ × 2 × (A × B)
F = × 2 × ( × )
F = × 2 ×
F =
Surface Tension Force Calculator Input Values
Surface tension (γ) N/m
Base radius of the container (r) m
Longest side of rectangular container base (A) m
Shortest side of rectangular container base (B) m

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Surface Tension Force Calculator Limitations

This calculator works only if a liquid is in contact with air and it considers only cylindrical and rectangular containers.

Surface tension force on the surface of a cylindrical container Formula and Calculation

F = γ × 2 × π × r

Surface tension force on the surface of a rectangular container Formula and Calculation

F = γ × 2 × (A × B)

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