Convert Poundals to Kilonewtons

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 poundals to kilonewtons using the formula above.
5 pdl = (5 × 0.000138) = 0.000691 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 Measurements and Equivalent Kilonewton Conversions

Common poundal values converted to the equivalent kilonewton value
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
11 pdl 0.001521 kN
12 pdl 0.001659 kN
13 pdl 0.001797 kN
14 pdl 0.001936 kN
15 pdl 0.002074 kN
16 pdl 0.002212 kN
17 pdl 0.00235 kN
18 pdl 0.002489 kN
19 pdl 0.002627 kN
20 pdl 0.002765 kN
21 pdl 0.002903 kN
22 pdl 0.003042 kN
23 pdl 0.00318 kN
24 pdl 0.003318 kN
25 pdl 0.003456 kN
26 pdl 0.003595 kN
27 pdl 0.003733 kN
28 pdl 0.003871 kN
29 pdl 0.004009 kN
30 pdl 0.004148 kN
31 pdl 0.004286 kN
32 pdl 0.004424 kN
33 pdl 0.004562 kN
34 pdl 0.004701 kN
35 pdl 0.004839 kN
36 pdl 0.004977 kN
37 pdl 0.005115 kN
38 pdl 0.005254 kN
39 pdl 0.005392 kN
40 pdl 0.00553 kN

More Poundal Force Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Nanonewtons
1 pdl is equal to 138,254,953 nanonewtons
Convert to Micronewtons
1 pdl is equal to 138,255 micronewtons
Convert to Millinewtons
1 pdl is equal to 138.254953 millinewtons
Convert to Newtons
1 pdl is equal to 0.138255 newtons
Convert to Meganewtons
1 pdl is equal to 1.3825E-7 meganewtons
Gravitational Units
Convert to Gram-force
1 pdl is equal to 14.098082 gram-force
Convert to Kilogram-force
1 pdl is equal to 0.014098 kilogram-force
Convert to Pound-force
1 pdl is equal to 0.031081 pound-force
Convert to Ounce-force
1 pdl is equal to 0.497295 ounce-force
CGS/FPS Units
Convert to Dynes
1 pdl is equal to 13,825.5 dynes