# Convert Pound-force to Kilonewtons

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

**Results in Kilonewtons:**

## 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:

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.

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 *lb _{F}*. For example, 1 pound-force can be written as 1 lbf or 1 lb

_{F}.

Pound-force can be expressed using the formula:
1 lbf = 32.174049 lbfts^{2}

## 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 10^{3}. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as *kN*, for example 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

## Pound-force Measurements and Equivalent Kilonewton Conversions

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