Units used in Calculator

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Units used in Calculator

Post by RMMK » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:42 pm

I built an engine using Eric Beck calculator for the same and found it working satisfactorily! But the thing is I have been wondering that the units used were written in the thrust row as lbs and kgs which i find somewhat difficult to understand as commonly we use for Force the units of kgf and lbf (kilo-gram force & Pound-Force respectively) and for mass it would be kgm & lbm.......... So my question is that whether the units written over in the calculator implies to the same kgf and lbf or something else???

Since 1 kgf = 9.81 Newtons or is it mass units that needs to be converted into force unit and then furthur....... plz elaborate on it for me! Thanks in Advance!

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Re: Units used in Calculator

Post by RMMK » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:38 pm

in the Eric Beck's calculator in .xls file i still cant understand the units of thrust! Is the kgs signify Newtons or is it kilogram-force (kgf)............. Plz reply!

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Re: Units used in Calculator

Post by Mike Everman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:52 pm

It is kgf.
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Re: Units used in Calculator

Post by RMMK » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:33 pm

Thanks! :lol:

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