Pound-force to Kilonewtons Conversion

Enter the force in pound-force below to get the value converted to kilonewtons.

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1 lbf = 0.004448 kN

How to Convert Pound-force to Kilonewtons

To convert a pound-force measurement to a kilonewton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One pound-force is equal to 0.004448 kilonewtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilonewtons = pound-force × 0.004448

The force in kilonewtons is equal to the pound-force multiplied by 0.004448.

For example, here's how to convert 500 pound-force to kilonewtons using the formula above.
500 lbf = (500 × 0.004448) = 2.224111 kN

Pound-force and kilonewtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Pound-force

Pound-force is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move one pound of mass at a rate of 32.174049 feet per second squared.

The pound-force is a US customary and imperial unit of force. A pound-force is sometimes also referred to as a pound of force. Pound-force can be abbreviated as lbf, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbF. For example, 1 pound-force can be written as 1 lbf or 1 lbF.

Pound-force can be expressed using the formula: 1 lbf = 32.174049 lbfts2

Kilonewtons

One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, which are equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The kilonewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as kN, for example 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

Pound-force to Kilonewton Conversion Table

Pound-force measurements converted to kilonewtons
Pound-force Kilonewtons
1 lbf 0.004448 kN
2 lbf 0.008896 kN
3 lbf 0.013345 kN
4 lbf 0.017793 kN
5 lbf 0.022241 kN
6 lbf 0.026689 kN
7 lbf 0.031138 kN
8 lbf 0.035586 kN
9 lbf 0.040034 kN
10 lbf 0.044482 kN
20 lbf 0.088964 kN
30 lbf 0.133447 kN
40 lbf 0.177929 kN
50 lbf 0.222411 kN
60 lbf 0.266893 kN
70 lbf 0.311376 kN
80 lbf 0.355858 kN
90 lbf 0.40034 kN
100 lbf 0.444822 kN
200 lbf 0.889644 kN
300 lbf 1.3345 kN
400 lbf 1.7793 kN
500 lbf 2.2241 kN
600 lbf 2.6689 kN
700 lbf 3.1138 kN
800 lbf 3.5586 kN
900 lbf 4.0034 kN
1,000 lbf 4.4482 kN