**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.

**Tonne Per Meter Cube** (abbreviations: **t/m2, or tpm2**): is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength interms of tonne per meter cube.

## How to Convert Kilopounds Per Square Feet to Tonnes Per Meters Cube

*Example: How many tonnes per meters cube are equivalent to 43.4 kilopounds per square feet?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square feet = 4.78803 tonnes per meters cube

43.4 kilopounds per square feet = Y tonnes per meters cube

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

Y equals 43.4 times 4.78803 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 43.4 * 4.78803 / 1 = 207.800502 tonnes per meters cube

Answer is: 207.800502 tonnes per meters cube are equivalent to 43.4 kilopounds per square feet.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into t/m2:*

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

( i ) 0.18 ksf

( ii ) 60.58 ksf

( iii ) 6.9 ksf