Convert newton meter to foot-pound

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.

What is a foot-pound?

Both British and Americans stick to their common metrics, despite the recognition of the systematic options. For instance, different units for mass and distance are quite widespread. One pound in terms of force corresponds to 4.448222 newtons and one foot is approximately equal to 0.3048 m.

These two options are also applied together in a foot-pound that is depicted as ft lb. It describes energy or work and is popular among the engineers in the English-speaking countries.

Taking into account the definition, one feet pound reveals the amount of energy that is required for a corresponding force to move an object through such a distance. The standard option that correlates with this one is the joule.

It can be easily transformed if needed. For this, one has to keep in mind the common correlations. Thus, one ft lb corresponds to:

  • 1.355 817 joules;
  • 13558179.4833 erg;
  • 0.3238 calories.

How to Convert newton meter to foot-pound

To convert nm to ft lbs, you might employ the next instructions:

  • 1 N•m = 0.737562 ft•lb

Here's how the transformation functions action by action:

  • Breed the Nm by 0.737562 to correct the foot pounds. For illustration, if you have to figure out 25 nm to ft lbs.
  • 25 N·m × 0.737562 ft·lb/N·m ≈ 18.439 ft·lb

So, 25 newton meters is approximately equal to 18.439 foot-pounds.

Maintain in the sense that this transformation aspect is an approximation, and it's established on the common modification factor among newton meters to foot pounds (1 meter = 3.28084 feet) and the fact that 1 N is the energy required to accelerate a 1-kg mass by 1 m per sec squared. The foot-pound is an element of power often employed by engineering and technicians, while the N-meter is the SI element of torque.

How to Convert newton meter to foot-pound
To convert newton meter to foot-pound, the formula is used,
1 Nm = 0.7375621493 ft-lb
where the N*m to ft*lbf value is substituted to get the answer from Energy Converter.
1 N*m
0.7376 ft*lbf
1 ft*lbf
1.3558 N*m
Example: convert 15 N*m to ft*lbf:
15 N*m
0.7376 ft*lbf
11.063 ft*lbf

How many Newton meters in a foot-pound

One ft•lb coequals roughly 1.35582 N•m. One foot-pound is about 1.35582 times more significant than 1 m.

The discrepancy among nm to ft lbs lies in their sources and height techniques: foot-pounds are generally employed in the imperial strategy, while N meters are utilized in the SI.

newton meter (N*m)foot-pound (ft*lbf)
0.01 N*m0.007375621 ft*lbf
0.1 N*m0.073756215 ft*lbf
1 N*m0.737562149 ft*lbf
2 N*m1.475124299 ft*lbf
3 N*m2.212686448 ft*lbf
5 N*m3.687810746 ft*lbf
10 N*m7.375621493 ft*lbf
20 N*m14.75124299 ft*lbf
50 N*m36.87810746 ft*lbf
100 N*m73.75621493 ft*lbf
1000 N*m737.5621493 ft*lbf

Popular Unit Conversions Energy

The most used and popular units of energy conversions are presented for quick and free access.

Convert newton meter to Other Energy Units