Pound-force to Poundals Conversion

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

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1 lbf = 32.174049 pdl

How to Convert Pound-force to Poundals

To convert a pound-force measurement to a poundal measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One pound-force is equal to 32.174049 poundals, so use this simple formula to convert:

poundals = pound-force × 32.174049

The force in poundals is equal to the pound-force multiplied by 32.174049.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pound-force to poundals using the formula above.
5 lbf = (5 × 32.174049) = 160.870247 pdl

Pound-force and poundals 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

Poundals

The poundal is a unit equal to the force needed to move one pound of mass at a rate of one foot per second squared.

The poundal is a US customary and imperial unit of force. It's also used in the foot-pound-second (FPS) system of units. Poundals can be abbreviated as pdl, for example 1 poundal can be written as 1 pdl.

Poundals can be expressed using the formula: 1 pdl = 1lb × fts2

Pound-force to Poundal Conversion Table

Pound-force measurements converted to poundals
Pound-force Poundals
1 lbf 32.17 pdl
2 lbf 64.35 pdl
3 lbf 96.52 pdl
4 lbf 128.7 pdl
5 lbf 160.87 pdl
6 lbf 193.04 pdl
7 lbf 225.22 pdl
8 lbf 257.39 pdl
9 lbf 289.57 pdl
10 lbf 321.74 pdl
11 lbf 353.91 pdl
12 lbf 386.09 pdl
13 lbf 418.26 pdl
14 lbf 450.44 pdl
15 lbf 482.61 pdl
16 lbf 514.78 pdl
17 lbf 546.96 pdl
18 lbf 579.13 pdl
19 lbf 611.31 pdl
20 lbf 643.48 pdl
21 lbf 675.66 pdl
22 lbf 707.83 pdl
23 lbf 740 pdl
24 lbf 772.18 pdl
25 lbf 804.35 pdl
26 lbf 836.53 pdl
27 lbf 868.7 pdl
28 lbf 900.87 pdl
29 lbf 933.05 pdl
30 lbf 965.22 pdl
31 lbf 997.4 pdl
32 lbf 1,030 pdl
33 lbf 1,062 pdl
34 lbf 1,094 pdl
35 lbf 1,126 pdl
36 lbf 1,158 pdl
37 lbf 1,190 pdl
38 lbf 1,223 pdl
39 lbf 1,255 pdl
40 lbf 1,287 pdl