How Do You Convert Psi to Ft Lbs?

Because psi measures pressure and ft-lbs measures total energy, pounds per square inch cannot be translated to ft-lbs. Neither one is used as the main unit of measurement in the International System of Units. Psi and ft-lbs are mainly British and American units of measurement.

The International System of Units allows for the conversion of psi and ft-lbs into the corresponding units. 6,895 Pascals, or 6,895 Newtons per metre, are equivalent to one psi. Energy in the form of one ft-lb is equal to 1.356 joules. James Watt, an engineer, created it to explain how much labour a horse can accomplish in a certain amount of time.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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