The foot-poundal conversion selector above selects the energy measurement unit to convert to starting from foot-poundals (ft pdl). To make a conversion starting from a unit of energy other than foot-poundal, simply click on the "Reset" button.
The foot-poundal is a unit of energy or work equal to 0.04214011 joules (1 ft-pdl = 0.04214011 J), the SI derived unit of energy.
The foot-poundal (ft-pdl) is also equal to 4.214011 × 107 nanojoules (nJ), or 4.214011 × 10-5 kilojoules (kJ), or 0.03108095 foot-pound force (ft-lbf), or 421,401.1 ergs (erg) or 0.3729714 inch-pound force (in-lbf).
The foot-poundal is the work done when a force of one poundal acts over a distance of one foot.
1 ft-pdl = 1 pdl × 1 ft
The poundal (pdl) is a unit of force while the foot (ft) is a unit of length.