Poundals to Pound-force Conversion

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1 pdl = 0.031081 lbf

How to Convert Poundals to Pound-force

To convert a poundal measurement to a pound-force measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One poundal is equal to 0.031081 pound-force, so use this simple formula to convert:

pound-force = poundals × 0.031081

The force in pound-force is equal to the poundals multiplied by 0.031081.

For example, here's how to convert 5 poundals to pound-force using the formula above.
5 pdl = (5 × 0.031081) = 0.155405 lbf

Poundals and pound-force 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

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 lbF. For example, 1 pound-force can be written as 1 lbf or 1 lbF.

Pound-force can be expressed using the formula: 1 lbf = 32.174049 lbfts2

Poundal to Pound-force Conversion Table

Poundal measurements converted to pound-force
Poundals Pound-force
1 pdl 0.031081 lbf
2 pdl 0.062162 lbf
3 pdl 0.093243 lbf
4 pdl 0.124324 lbf
5 pdl 0.155405 lbf
6 pdl 0.186486 lbf
7 pdl 0.217567 lbf
8 pdl 0.248648 lbf
9 pdl 0.279729 lbf
10 pdl 0.310809 lbf
11 pdl 0.34189 lbf
12 pdl 0.372971 lbf
13 pdl 0.404052 lbf
14 pdl 0.435133 lbf
15 pdl 0.466214 lbf
16 pdl 0.497295 lbf
17 pdl 0.528376 lbf
18 pdl 0.559457 lbf
19 pdl 0.590538 lbf
20 pdl 0.621619 lbf
21 pdl 0.6527 lbf
22 pdl 0.683781 lbf
23 pdl 0.714862 lbf
24 pdl 0.745943 lbf
25 pdl 0.777024 lbf
26 pdl 0.808105 lbf
27 pdl 0.839186 lbf
28 pdl 0.870267 lbf
29 pdl 0.901348 lbf
30 pdl 0.932428 lbf
31 pdl 0.963509 lbf
32 pdl 0.99459 lbf
33 pdl 1.0257 lbf
34 pdl 1.0568 lbf
35 pdl 1.0878 lbf
36 pdl 1.1189 lbf
37 pdl 1.15 lbf
38 pdl 1.1811 lbf
39 pdl 1.2122 lbf
40 pdl 1.2432 lbf