Convert Bars to Pounds Per Square Foot

Enter the pressure in bars below to get the value converted to pounds per square foot.

Results in Pounds Per Square Foot:
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1 bar = 2,088.545633 psf

How to Convert Bars to Pounds Per Square Foot

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

To convert a bar measurement to a pound per square foot measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio. One bar is equal to 2,088.545633 pounds per square foot, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds per square foot = bars × 2,088.545633

The pressure in pounds per square foot is equal to the bars multiplied by 2,088.545633.

For example, here's how to convert 5 bars to pounds per square foot using the formula above.
5 bar = (5 × 2,088.545633) = 10,442.728163 psf

Bars and pounds per square foot are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


The bar is equal to 100,000 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. One bar is just less than the average atmospheric pressure.

The bar is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. Bars can be abbreviated as bar, for example 1 bar can be written as 1 bar.

Pounds Per Square Foot

One pound per square foot is the pressure of equal to one pound-force per square foot.

The pound per square foot is a US customary and imperial unit of pressure. Pounds per square foot can be abbreviated as psf, for example 1 pound per square foot can be written as 1 psf.

PSF can be expressed using the formula:
1 psf = 1 lbfft2

Pressure in pounds per square foot are equal to the pound-force divided by the area in square feet.

Bar Measurements and Equivalent Pound Per Square Foot Conversions

Common bar values converted to the equivalent pound per square foot value
Bars Pounds Per Square Foot
1 bar 2,089 psf
2 bar 4,177 psf
3 bar 6,266 psf
4 bar 8,354 psf
5 bar 10,443 psf
6 bar 12,531 psf
7 bar 14,620 psf
8 bar 16,708 psf
9 bar 18,797 psf
10 bar 20,885 psf
11 bar 22,974 psf
12 bar 25,063 psf
13 bar 27,151 psf
14 bar 29,240 psf
15 bar 31,328 psf
16 bar 33,417 psf
17 bar 35,505 psf
18 bar 37,594 psf
19 bar 39,682 psf
20 bar 41,771 psf
21 bar 43,859 psf
22 bar 45,948 psf
23 bar 48,037 psf
24 bar 50,125 psf
25 bar 52,214 psf
26 bar 54,302 psf
27 bar 56,391 psf
28 bar 58,479 psf
29 bar 60,568 psf
30 bar 62,656 psf
31 bar 64,745 psf
32 bar 66,833 psf
33 bar 68,922 psf
34 bar 71,011 psf
35 bar 73,099 psf
36 bar 75,188 psf
37 bar 77,276 psf
38 bar 79,365 psf
39 bar 81,453 psf
40 bar 83,542 psf

More Bar Pressure Conversions

Convert to Pascals
1 bar is equal to 100,000 pascals
Convert to Hectopascals
1 bar is equal to 1,000 hectopascals
Convert to Atmospheres
1 bar is equal to 0.986923 atmospheres
Convert to Millibars
1 bar is equal to 1,000 millibars
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter
1 bar is equal to 1.019716 kilograms per square centimeter
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Meter
1 bar is equal to 10,197.2 kilograms per square meter
Convert to Pounds Per Square Inch
1 bar is equal to 14.503789 pounds per square inch
Convert to Torr
1 bar is equal to 750.061683 torr

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.