kilogram force


kilogram force
(kgf)
   a unit of force equal to the gravitational force on a mass of one kilogram.
   One kilogram of force equals 9.806 65 newtons, or 2.204 622 6 pounds of force in the traditional English system. Using this unit revives the old confusion between mass and weight, one of the worst features of traditional measurement systems, so it is really a very bad idea. However, kilograms of force have been used rather frequently in engineering and physics. This unit is also called the kilopond.

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  • Kilogram-force — A kilogram force (kgf or kgF), or kilopond (kp, from latin pondus meaning weight), is a gravitational metric unit of force. It is equal to the magnitude of the force exerted by one kilogram of mass in a 9.80665 m/s2 gravitational field… …   Wikipedia

  • kilogram-force — jėgos kilogramas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nesisteminis jėgos matavimo vienetas: 1 kgf = 9,80665 N (tiksliai). atitikmenys: angl. kilogram force vok. Kilopond, n rus. килограмм сила, f pranc. kilogramme force, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • kilogram-force — jėgos kilogramas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Kilogramas, lygus jėgai, kuri 1 kilogramo masei suteikia 9,80665 m/s² pagreitį.1 kgf (kG) – 9,80665 N. atitikmenys: angl. kilogram force vok. Kilogramm Kraft, n rus. килограмм сила, m pranc …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • kilogram-force — /kil euh gram fawrs , fohrs /, n. Physics. a meter kilogram second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity, when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: kgf Cf. newton. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • kilogram-force — /kil euh gram fawrs , fohrs /, n. Physics. a meter kilogram second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity, when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: kgf Cf. newton. [1955 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • kilogram-force — (Physics) unit of force that causes acceleration that is equal to the acceleration of gravity on one kilogram of mass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kilogram-force — /kɪləgræm ˈfɔs/ (say kiluhgram faws) noun a non SI unit of force, equal to 9.80665 newtons. Symbol: kgf …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kilogram-force per square centimetre — A kilogram force per square centimeter (kgf/cm2), often just kilogram per square centimeter (kg/cm2), is a unit of pressure using metric units. Its use is now deprecated; it is not a part of the International System of Units (SI), the modern… …   Wikipedia

  • kilogram (force) per square centimeter — (kgf/cm2 or kg/cm2 or kgsc)    a common metric unit of pressure equal to 98.0665 kilopascals (see below) or about 14.2234 pounds per square inch (lbf/in2 or psi). Similarly, one kilogram force per square meter is equal to 9.806 65 pascals …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Kilogram — Kg redirects here. For other uses, see Kg (disambiguation). Kilogram A computer generated image of the international prototype kilogram (IPK). The IPK is the kilogram. The IPK, which is roughly the size of a golf ball, sits here alongside a ruler …   Wikipedia


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