----- Original Message -----
From: "Lutz, James" <JLUTZ(--nospam--at)earthtech.com>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 10:47 AM
Subject: RE: Low Concrete Quality
> I think my unstated point was that the units made no sense. Compressive
> strength is measured in units of pressure, or force per unit area, not
> per unit area. A kilogram is a unit of mass. A Newton is a unit of force
> equal to a kilogram times an acceleration of 1 meter/sec2.
> As we used to say in Alaska, "I don't care how they do it down south."
Actually Kg in the term Kg/cm2 refers to Kilogram Force, which is the mass
in kg times g.
Hope this clears it for you.
Oshin Tosounian, S.E.
Los Angeles, CA
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