Thrust and Pressure


  • The force that acts in the perpendicular direction is called thrust.
  • It is similar to force applied to an object.
  • It is a vector quantity.



  • The force that acts per unit area of the object is pressure.
  • It is the thrust per unit area.
  • Pressure is denoted by ‘P'
  • P = thrust/ area = force/ area = F/A
  • SI unit: N/m ² or Pa (Pascal)