# Pound-force to Poundals Conversion

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

**Results in Poundals:**

## 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:

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.

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 *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}

## 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 × fts^{2}

## Pound-force to Poundal Conversion Table

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 |