Convert kilogram force to poundal
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Definition and details for kilogram force:
Kilogram force (kgf) is a unit of force equal to the magnitude of the force exerted on one kilogram of mass by a 9.80665 m/s2 gravitational field (standard gravity, a conventional value approximating the average magnitude of gravity on Earth). One kilogram force is by definition equal to 9.80665 newtons, or 2.2046226 pounds of force in the traditional English system.
Definition and details for poundal:
Poundal (pdl or pl) is the unit of force in the British absolute system of units, used in engineering. One poundal is the force that accelerates a mass of 1 pound at a rate of one foot per second per second. This force is equal to approximately 0.138255 newtons. Today newton, is the preferred unit of force in engineering and technical work. Poundal was invented in the 1870s by the British mathematician James Thomson.