**Definitions:**

**Kilopound Per Square Inch** (abbreviations: **ksi, or kips/in2**): is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units. It is the pressure resulting from a force of one kilopound-force applied to an area of one square inch.

**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 Inches to Kilopascals

*Example: How many kilopascals are equivalent to 86.78 kilopounds per square inches?*

As;

1 kilopounds per square inches = 6894.744825494 kilopascals

86.78 kilopounds per square inches = Y kilopascals

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

Y equals 86.78 times 6894.744825494 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 86.78 * 6894.744825494 / 1 = 598325.95595637 kilopascals

Answer is: 598325.95595637 kilopascals are equivalent to 86.78 kilopounds per square inches.

*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 ) 41.35 ksi

( ii ) 75.38 ksi

( iii ) 31.18 ksi