Convert inch-pound to newton meter

What is a inch pound?

Among different options for torque measurements, one may encounter some unusual units like inch pound. They are designated as in*lbf for short and widely used mainly in English-speaking countries that prefer to utilize units other than standard.

To understand its meaning we should keep in mind that 1 pound equals approximately 0.45359 kilograms and 1 inch corresponds to 1/12 of a foot or 25.4 mm.

Altogether, the inch pound is utilized to evaluate the amount of energy or work and is recalculated as 0.113 joules or 1⁄12 lbf⋅ft or 0.1129848 N⋅m. One such unit describes the work that one pound-force makes to move a body for one inch.

This option may sound unusual but British and American engineers who are used to their traditional metrics such as feet, inches and pounds, easily navigate this issue. At least, it can always be converted into systematic units.

What is a newton meter?

What is a newton meter? Let's start with newton. This is a standard metric for the evaluation of force, named after a famous scientist.

There is also a kilogram-force (kgf) option that is familiar and understandable. For example, a person weighs 70 kg, this is exactly the force with which he presses on a horizontal surface.

However, kgf is not recognized internationally. For this, we have newtons that are widely used in mechanical engineering and the auto industry. It’s easy to convert them into kilogram-forces, since 1 kgf = 9.8 or approximately 10 N.

Now, if you take a lever one meter long, put it on a screw and apply a force of one newton (1 N) to the opposite end, then a moment will appear on it when tightening of one newton meter or 1 nm. If you apply a force of 10 N, you’ll get 10 nm and so on. Thus, it is the force multiplied by the length of the lever.

How to Convert inch-pound to newton meter

To convert in lbs to nm, the subsequent instructions and procedures might be operated:

Employing the transformation instructions:

  • 1 meter = 39.37 in.
  • 1 newton = 0.225 pounds.
  • 1 meter = 1000 millimeters.
  • 1 inch = 0.0833 feet.
  • 1 pound = 16 ounces.

To correct N-m to in-lb: 1 N-m = 0.225 pounds × 39.37 inches = 8.850 in-lb. This is founded on the reality that 1 n-m = 8.850 in-lb.

Utilizing a multiplier: you might also employ the 8.850 multiplier to change. Multiply the digit of n-m by this multiplier.

For illustration, if you have 10 N-m, then 10 N-m × 8.850 = 88.50 in-lb. These techniques will assist you in inch-pound to newton meter correcting moments of force from N-m to inch-pounds without requiring online usefulness.

To convert inch-pound to newton meter, the formula is used,
Nm = in-lb × 0.113
where the in*lbf to N*m value is substituted to get the answer from Energy Converter.
1 in*lbf
0.113 N*m
1 N*m
8.8507 in*lbf
Example: convert 15 in*lbf to N*m:
15 in*lbf
0.113 N*m
1.6948 N*m

How many inch-pound in a newton meter

One N·m is comparable to around 8.8507 in·lb. The distinction between inch pounds to nm lies in their height elements: a newton meter is a metric element of torque or point of power. At the same time, an inch-pound is an imperial element for the identical objective.

inch-pound (in*lbf)newton meter (N*m)
0.01 in*lbf0.001129848 N*m
0.1 in*lbf0.011298483 N*m
1 in*lbf0.112984829 N*m
2 in*lbf0.225969658 N*m
3 in*lbf0.338954487 N*m
5 in*lbf0.564924145 N*m
10 in*lbf1.12984829 N*m
20 in*lbf2.25969658 N*m
50 in*lbf5.649241451 N*m
100 in*lbf11.2984829 N*m
1000 in*lbf112.984829 N*m

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