Convert Pounds Per Square Foot to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter

Enter the pressure in pounds per square foot below to get the value converted to kilograms per square centimeter.

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1 psf = 0.000488 kgf/cm²

How to Convert Pounds Per Square Foot to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter

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To convert a pound per square foot measurement to a kilogram per square centimeter measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio. One pound per square foot is equal to 0.000488 kilograms per square centimeter, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms per square centimeter = pounds per square foot × 0.000488

The pressure in kilograms per square centimeter is equal to the pounds per square foot multiplied by 0.000488.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds per square foot to kilograms per square centimeter using the formula above.
5 psf = (5 × 0.000488) = 0.002441 kgf/cm²

Pounds per square foot and kilograms per square centimeter are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Pounds Per Square Foot

One pound per square foot is the pressure of equal to one pound-force per square foot.

The pound per square foot is a US customary and imperial unit of pressure. Pounds per square foot can be abbreviated as psf, for example 1 pound per square foot can be written as 1 psf.

PSF can be expressed using the formula:
1 psf = 1 lbfft2

Pressure in pounds per square foot are equal to the pound-force divided by the area in square feet.

Kilograms Per Square Centimeter

One kilogram per square centimeter is the pressure of equal to one kilogram-force per square centimeter.

The kilogram per square centimeter is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. A kilogram per square centimeter is sometimes also referred to as a kilogram per square centimetre or kilogram-force per centimeter square. Kilograms per square centimeter can be abbreviated as kgf/cm², for example 1 kilogram per square centimeter can be written as 1 kgf/cm².

The unit is deprecated and not permitted for use with SI units, although it is still in use as some precision measuring devices still use the unit.

Kilograms per square centimeter can be expressed using the formula:
1 kgf/cm2 = 1 kgfcm2

Pressure in kilograms per square centimeter are equal to the kilogram-force divided by the area in square centimeters.

Pound Per Square Foot Measurements and Equivalent Kilogram Per Square Centimeter Conversions

Common pound per square foot values converted to the equivalent kilogram per square centimeter value
Pounds Per Square Foot Kilograms Per Square Centimeter
1 psf 0.000488 kgf/cm²
2 psf 0.000976 kgf/cm²
3 psf 0.001465 kgf/cm²
4 psf 0.001953 kgf/cm²
5 psf 0.002441 kgf/cm²
6 psf 0.002929 kgf/cm²
7 psf 0.003418 kgf/cm²
8 psf 0.003906 kgf/cm²
9 psf 0.004394 kgf/cm²
10 psf 0.004882 kgf/cm²
11 psf 0.005371 kgf/cm²
12 psf 0.005859 kgf/cm²
13 psf 0.006347 kgf/cm²
14 psf 0.006835 kgf/cm²
15 psf 0.007324 kgf/cm²
16 psf 0.007812 kgf/cm²
17 psf 0.0083 kgf/cm²
18 psf 0.008788 kgf/cm²
19 psf 0.009277 kgf/cm²
20 psf 0.009765 kgf/cm²
21 psf 0.010253 kgf/cm²
22 psf 0.010741 kgf/cm²
23 psf 0.01123 kgf/cm²
24 psf 0.011718 kgf/cm²
25 psf 0.012206 kgf/cm²
26 psf 0.012694 kgf/cm²
27 psf 0.013183 kgf/cm²
28 psf 0.013671 kgf/cm²
29 psf 0.014159 kgf/cm²
30 psf 0.014647 kgf/cm²
31 psf 0.015136 kgf/cm²
32 psf 0.015624 kgf/cm²
33 psf 0.016112 kgf/cm²
34 psf 0.0166 kgf/cm²
35 psf 0.017088 kgf/cm²
36 psf 0.017577 kgf/cm²
37 psf 0.018065 kgf/cm²
38 psf 0.018553 kgf/cm²
39 psf 0.019041 kgf/cm²
40 psf 0.01953 kgf/cm²

More Pound Per Square Foot Pressure Conversions

Convert to Pascals
1 psf is equal to 47.880208 pascals
Convert to Hectopascals
1 psf is equal to 0.478802 hectopascals
Convert to Atmospheres
1 psf is equal to 0.000473 atmospheres
Convert to Bars
1 psf is equal to 0.000479 bars
Convert to Millibars
1 psf is equal to 0.478802 millibars
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Meter
1 psf is equal to 4.882422 kilograms per square meter
Convert to Pounds Per Square Inch
1 psf is equal to 0.006944 pounds per square inch
Convert to Torr
1 psf is equal to 0.359131 torr

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.