## Pressure or stressUnits Type ⤴

#### Pressure is an effect which occurs when a force is applied on a surface. Pressure is the amount of force acting on a unit area. Pressure is distinct from stress, as the former is the ratio of the component of force normal to a surface to the surface area. Stress is a tensor that relates the vector force to the vector area.

### Term

pressureOrStress

### Category

Space and Time

### Provenance

QUDT

### Provenance Uri

http://qudt.org/vocab/quantity#Pressureorstress

### Note

Has identical dimensionality to energy density

### Default Unit

Pascal (Pa)

### Dimension Symbol

L-1M1T-2

### Dimension Length

0

### Dimension Mass

-1

### Dimension Time

1

### Dimension Current

-2

### Dimension Temperature

0

### Dimension Amount

0

### Dimension Light

0