Foot-pounds conversion

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  • ft-lb

Unit of:

  • Energy and power

Worldwide use:

  • Foot pounds are often used in ballistics (particularly in the USA) and for torque or energy measurements


One foot pound is the work done by a force of one pounl acting through a distance of one foot, in the direction of the force. It equates to 1.355 817 948 331 4004 joules

Usage context:

This imperial unit is still in common use, to measure both torque and energy