Pounds Per Square Foot to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter Conversion

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

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

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 5,000 pounds per square foot to kilograms per square centimeter using the formula above.
5,000 psf = (5,000 × 0.000488) = 2.441211 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.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.[1]

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 to Kilogram Per Square Centimeter Conversion Table

Pound per square foot measurements converted to kilograms per square centimeter
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
20 psf 0.009765 kgf/cm²
30 psf 0.014647 kgf/cm²
40 psf 0.01953 kgf/cm²
50 psf 0.024412 kgf/cm²
60 psf 0.029295 kgf/cm²
70 psf 0.034177 kgf/cm²
80 psf 0.039059 kgf/cm²
90 psf 0.043942 kgf/cm²
100 psf 0.048824 kgf/cm²
200 psf 0.097648 kgf/cm²
300 psf 0.146473 kgf/cm²
400 psf 0.195297 kgf/cm²
500 psf 0.244121 kgf/cm²
600 psf 0.292945 kgf/cm²
700 psf 0.34177 kgf/cm²
800 psf 0.390594 kgf/cm²
900 psf 0.439418 kgf/cm²
1,000 psf 0.488242 kgf/cm²
2,000 psf 0.976484 kgf/cm²
3,000 psf 1.4647 kgf/cm²
4,000 psf 1.953 kgf/cm²
5,000 psf 2.4412 kgf/cm²
6,000 psf 2.9295 kgf/cm²
7,000 psf 3.4177 kgf/cm²
8,000 psf 3.9059 kgf/cm²
9,000 psf 4.3942 kgf/cm²
10,000 psf 4.8824 kgf/cm²

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using