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I've sent 2 letters to the list conceeding that it is a mass. (Looked it up)
and commenting on the lbm and lbf compatability.  The server just didn't
forward them.
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Kazanjy <rkazanjy(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: Car Crash Loads

>"Tie-breaker" here
>Slugs are definitely mass units. The way we ME's keep things straight is
>to be very careful & always use lbm or lbf in calcs; never lb (unless
>we're talking with CE or SE's)
> Robert Kazanjy, PE  **Disclaimer: I speak for myself not UC-Irvine**
> Senior Development Engineer
> Civil & Environmental Engineering
> UC Irvine
> E4130 EG,  Zot: 2175
> rkazanjy(--nospam--at)
>Chanel1096(--nospam--at) wrote:
>> No I am sure slugs are mass.  There are lbm and lbf with the lbf being
>> the
>> traditional pound we are used to and lbm being a bastardized unit
>> equal to
>> mass that exerts one lb(f) at 1 g (32.15 ft/s^2).  Where as 1 slug *
>> 1ft/s^2 =
>> 1 lb.
>> -Bill King