**Definitions:**

**Bar** (abbreviation: **bar**): is a metric (still not approved by the International System of Units, SI) unit of pressure. It is exactly equal to 100,000 Pa and slightly lower than the current average atmospheric pressure on Earth, at sea level.

**Pound Per Square Foot** (abbreviations: **psf, or lb/ft2**): is a British (Imperial) and American pressure unit which is directly related to the psi pressure unit by a factor of 144 (1 sq ft = 12 in x 12 in = 144 sq in). Where, 1 pound per square foot equals 47.8803 pascals.

## How to Convert Bars to Pounds Per Square Feet

*Example: How many pounds per square feet are equivalent to 1.23 Bars?*

As;

1 Bars = 2088.4707766213 pounds per square feet

1.23 Bars = Y pounds per square feet

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 1.23 times 2088.4707766213 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 1.23 * 2088.4707766213 / 1 = 2568.8190552442 pounds per square feet

Answer is: 2568.8190552442 pounds per square feet are equivalent to 1.23 Bars.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into psf:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 27.41 bar

( ii ) 82.38 bar

( iii ) 95.44 bar