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RE: Conversion Factor

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I use the hamburger rule to help me remember this stuff. N is about what a hamburger patty weighs. 1 kN is about what I weigh after a lifetime of eating hamburgers. 1 kN/m2 is about what the pressure is on the couch if I eat the hamburger while laying on my back.
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From: Richard M. Beldyk, P.E., CPEng [mailto:rich(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 7:52 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Conversion Factor

1kN/m2 --> 20.885 psf
4kN/m2 --> 83.5 psf
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:44 AM
Subject: Conversion Factor

How can I convert 4kN/m2 to psf?


Barry H. Welliver