# Force per Unit Length

The SI unit used to define force per unit length is the Newton per metre, N/m.

Factors in boldface are exact.

Convert From To Multiply Std
Newton per centimetre N/cm N/m 100 1
Newton per millimetre N/mm N/m 1000 1
Newton per foot N/ft N/m 3.28084 1
Newton per inch N/in N/m 39.3701 1
Newton per yard N/yd N/m 1.09361 1
Pound force per metre lbf/m N/m 4.4482216 2
Pound force per centimetre lbf/cm N/m 444.82216 3
Pound force per millimetre lbf/mm N/m 4448.2216 3
Pound force per foot lbf/ft N/m 14.5939 3
Pound force per inch lbf/in N/m 175.12685 3
Pound force per yard lbf/yd N/m 4.864635 3
Poundal per metre pdl/m N/m 0.138255 2
Poundal per centimetre pdl/cm N/m 13.8255 3
Poundal per millimetre pdl/mm N/m 138.255 3
Poundal per foot pdl/ft N/m 0.45359237 3
Poundal per inch pdl/in N/m 5.44310844 3
Poundal per yard pdl/yd N/m 0.151197 3
Ton force per metre tonf/m N/m 8896.44 4
Ton force per centimetre tonf/cm N/m 8.89644 x 105 5
Ton force per millimetre tonf/mm N/m 8896.44 x 106 5
Ton force per foot tonf/ft N/m 29187.81 5
Ton force per inch tonf/in N/m 350253.67 5
Ton force per yard tonf/yd N/m 9729.27 5
Kilogram force per metre kgf/m N/m 9.80665 2
Kilogram force per centimetre kgf/cm N/m 980.665 3
Kilogram force per millimetre kgf/mm N/m 9806.65 3
Kilogram force per foot kgf/ft N/m 32.174048 3
Kilogram force per inch kgf/in N/m 386.088583 3
Kilogram force per yard kgf/yd N/m 10.724683 3

1: BS 350:2004 Section 3

2: BS 350:2004 Table 30

3: BS 350:2004 Table 30 & BS 350:2004 Section 3

4: BS 350:2004 Section 29

5: BS 350:2004 Section 29 & BS 350:2004 Section 3

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