Convert Millibars to Pounds Per Square Foot

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1 mbar = 2.088546 psf

How to Convert Millibars to Pounds Per Square Foot

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

To convert a millibar measurement to a pound per square foot measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio. One millibar is equal to 2.088546 pounds per square foot, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds per square foot = millibars × 2.088546

The pressure in pounds per square foot is equal to the millibars multiplied by 2.088546.

For example, here's how to convert 5 millibars to pounds per square foot using the formula above.
5 mbar = (5 × 2.088546) = 10.442728 psf

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


One millibar is equal to one-thousandth of a bar, which is defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. One millibar is also equal to one hectopascal.

The millibar is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. Millibars can be abbreviated as mbar, for example 1 millibar can be written as 1 mbar.

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.

Millibar Measurements and Equivalent Pound Per Square Foot Conversions

Common millibar values converted to the equivalent pound per square foot value
Millibars Pounds Per Square Foot
1 mbar 2.0885 psf
2 mbar 4.1771 psf
3 mbar 6.2656 psf
4 mbar 8.3542 psf
5 mbar 10.44 psf
6 mbar 12.53 psf
7 mbar 14.62 psf
8 mbar 16.71 psf
9 mbar 18.8 psf
10 mbar 20.89 psf
11 mbar 22.97 psf
12 mbar 25.06 psf
13 mbar 27.15 psf
14 mbar 29.24 psf
15 mbar 31.33 psf
16 mbar 33.42 psf
17 mbar 35.51 psf
18 mbar 37.59 psf
19 mbar 39.68 psf
20 mbar 41.77 psf
21 mbar 43.86 psf
22 mbar 45.95 psf
23 mbar 48.04 psf
24 mbar 50.13 psf
25 mbar 52.21 psf
26 mbar 54.3 psf
27 mbar 56.39 psf
28 mbar 58.48 psf
29 mbar 60.57 psf
30 mbar 62.66 psf
31 mbar 64.74 psf
32 mbar 66.83 psf
33 mbar 68.92 psf
34 mbar 71.01 psf
35 mbar 73.1 psf
36 mbar 75.19 psf
37 mbar 77.28 psf
38 mbar 79.36 psf
39 mbar 81.45 psf
40 mbar 83.54 psf

More Millibar Pressure Conversions

Convert to Pascals
1 mbar is equal to 100 pascals
Convert to Hectopascals
1 mbar is equal to 1 hectopascals
Convert to Atmospheres
1 mbar is equal to 0.000987 atmospheres
Convert to Bars
1 mbar is equal to 0.001 bars
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter
1 mbar is equal to 0.00102 kilograms per square centimeter
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Meter
1 mbar is equal to 10.197162 kilograms per square meter
Convert to Pounds Per Square Inch
1 mbar is equal to 0.014504 pounds per square inch
Convert to Torr
1 mbar is equal to 0.750062 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.