Poundals to Kilonewtons Conversion

Enter the force in poundals below to get the value converted to kilonewtons.

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1 pdl = 0.000138 kN

How to Convert Poundals to Kilonewtons

To convert a poundal measurement to a kilonewton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One poundal is equal to 0.000138 kilonewtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilonewtons = poundals × 0.000138

The force in kilonewtons is equal to the poundals multiplied by 0.000138.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 poundals to kilonewtons using the formula above.
5,000 pdl = (5,000 × 0.000138) = 0.691275 kN

Poundals and kilonewtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

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

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 103. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as kN; for example, 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

Poundal to Kilonewton Conversion Table

Poundal measurements converted to kilonewtons
Poundals Kilonewtons
1 pdl 0.000138 kN
2 pdl 0.000277 kN
3 pdl 0.000415 kN
4 pdl 0.000553 kN
5 pdl 0.000691 kN
6 pdl 0.00083 kN
7 pdl 0.000968 kN
8 pdl 0.001106 kN
9 pdl 0.001244 kN
10 pdl 0.001383 kN
20 pdl 0.002765 kN
30 pdl 0.004148 kN
40 pdl 0.00553 kN
50 pdl 0.006913 kN
60 pdl 0.008295 kN
70 pdl 0.009678 kN
80 pdl 0.01106 kN
90 pdl 0.012443 kN
100 pdl 0.013825 kN
200 pdl 0.027651 kN
300 pdl 0.041476 kN
400 pdl 0.055302 kN
500 pdl 0.069127 kN
600 pdl 0.082953 kN
700 pdl 0.096778 kN
800 pdl 0.110604 kN
900 pdl 0.124429 kN
1,000 pdl 0.138255 kN
2,000 pdl 0.27651 kN
3,000 pdl 0.414765 kN
4,000 pdl 0.55302 kN
5,000 pdl 0.691275 kN
6,000 pdl 0.82953 kN
7,000 pdl 0.967785 kN
8,000 pdl 1.106 kN
9,000 pdl 1.2443 kN
10,000 pdl 1.3826 kN