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Discussion in 'Calculations' started by Marc.houeiss, Feb 24, 2014.

1. ### Marc.houeissNew Member

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Hello,
I just want to know how can i calculate the force required to cut a soap using a double acting piston in order to find the piston diameter.is it the weight of the soap?
Is it mg=P*A
Where:
m:the mass of the soap
g:gravitational acceleration
Piston pressure
A:area of the piston

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3. ### DanaWell-Known Member

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That would be the force required to lift the soap. What it takes to cut it depends on the material strength and the design of the cutter.

4. ### Marc.houeissNew Member

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Thank you dana,
Can you give some formulas please?by the i understood what you were saying

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No, because I have no idea what you're actually trying to do. And formulas for cutting soap aren't exactly the kind of things you'd find in standard engineering texts. This sounds like one of these things where you have to experiment with a prototype.