Convert Pound-force to Kilonewtons

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 5 pound-force to kilonewtons using the formula above.
5 lbf = (5 × 0.004448) = 0.022241 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 Measurements and Equivalent Kilonewton Conversions

Common pound-force values converted to the equivalent kilonewton value
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
11 lbf 0.04893 kN
12 lbf 0.053379 kN
13 lbf 0.057827 kN
14 lbf 0.062275 kN
15 lbf 0.066723 kN
16 lbf 0.071172 kN
17 lbf 0.07562 kN
18 lbf 0.080068 kN
19 lbf 0.084516 kN
20 lbf 0.088964 kN
21 lbf 0.093413 kN
22 lbf 0.097861 kN
23 lbf 0.102309 kN
24 lbf 0.106757 kN
25 lbf 0.111206 kN
26 lbf 0.115654 kN
27 lbf 0.120102 kN
28 lbf 0.12455 kN
29 lbf 0.128998 kN
30 lbf 0.133447 kN
31 lbf 0.137895 kN
32 lbf 0.142343 kN
33 lbf 0.146791 kN
34 lbf 0.15124 kN
35 lbf 0.155688 kN
36 lbf 0.160136 kN
37 lbf 0.164584 kN
38 lbf 0.169032 kN
39 lbf 0.173481 kN
40 lbf 0.177929 kN

More Pound-force Force Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Nanonewtons
1 lbf is equal to 4,448,221,680 nanonewtons
Convert to Micronewtons
1 lbf is equal to 4,448,221.7 micronewtons
Convert to Millinewtons
1 lbf is equal to 4,448.22 millinewtons
Convert to Newtons
1 lbf is equal to 4.448222 newtons
Convert to Meganewtons
1 lbf is equal to 4.4482E-6 meganewtons
Gravitational Units
Convert to Gram-force
1 lbf is equal to 453.592371 gram-force
Convert to Kilogram-force
1 lbf is equal to 0.453592 kilogram-force
Convert to Ounce-force
1 lbf is equal to 16 ounce-force
CGS/FPS Units
Convert to Dynes
1 lbf is equal to 444,822.2 dynes
Convert to Poundals
1 lbf is equal to 32.174049 poundals