**Definitions:**

**Kilopound Per Square Foot** (abbreviations: **ksf, or kips/ft2**): is a British (Imperial) and American pressure unit which is directly related to the ksi pressure unit by a factor of 144 (1 sq ft = 12 in x 12 in = 144 sq in). Where, 1 kilopound per square foot equals 47.8803 kilopascals.

**Kilopascal** (abbreviations: **kPa, or kN/m2**): is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength. It is one kilonewton per square meter. It is named after the French polymath Blaise Pascal.

## How to Convert Kilopounds Per Square Feet to Kilopascals

*Example: How many kilopascals are equivalent to 98.39 kilopounds per square feet?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square feet = 47.8803 kilopascals

98.39 kilopounds per square feet = Y kilopascals

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

Y equals 98.39 times 47.8803 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 98.39 * 47.8803 / 1 = 4710.942717 kilopascals

Answer is: 4710.942717 kilopascals are equivalent to 98.39 kilopounds per square feet.

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

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

( i ) 22.2 ksf

( ii ) 20.9 ksf

( iii ) 85.09 ksf