Convert Pound Per Square Foot to Kilopound Per Square Foot (psf to ksf)

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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.

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.


How to Convert Pounds Per Square Feet to Kilopounds Per Square Feet

Example: How many kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 47.89 pounds per square feet?


As;

1 pounds per square feet = 0.001 kilopounds per square feet

47.89 pounds per square feet = Y kilopounds per square feet

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

Y equals 47.89 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 47.89 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.04789 kilopounds per square feet

Answer is: 0.04789 kilopounds per square feet are equivalent to 47.89 pounds per square feet.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into ksf:


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

( i ) 83.84 psf

( ii ) 36.89 psf

( iii ) 90.07 psf



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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