Force Unit Conversions

Force Unit Conversions

FORCE

DESCRIPTIONABBREVIATIONCONVERSIONS
NewtonN1 N = 0.2248 lbf = 0.1020 kgf
Kilogram-force or Kilogram (“force” is dropped & implied)kgf or kg1 kgf = 1 kg = 9.807 N = 2.204 lbf
Pound-force or Poundlbf or lb1 lbf = 1 lb = 4.448 N = 0.4536 kgf
Thousand poundskip1 kip = 1000 lbf

MASS

DESCRIPTIONABBREVIATIONCONVERSIONS
Short tonton1 ton = 2000 lb
Long tonlong ton1 long ton = 2240 lb
Metric tonton, tonn or tonne 1 metric ton = 1000 kg

TORQUE

DESCRIPTIONABBREVIATIONCONVERSIONS
Newton-meterN*m1 N*m = 0.102 kg*m = 0.738 ft*lb
Kilogram-meterkg*m1 kg*m - 9.807
Foot-pound or pound-footft*lb or lb*ft1 ft*lb = 1 lb*ft = 1.356 N*m
Inch-pound or pound-inchin*lb or lb*in12 in*lb = 12 lb*in = 1 ft*lb