weight of steel

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weight of steel

Postby flashman55 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:39 pm

I need a formula for the conversion of cubic inches for steel to lbs.
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Postby shill » Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:21 am

According to this page, there are different types of steel with different specific gravities. We'll assume stainless steel (7.7).

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        16.39 cm³   7.7 g   0.002205 lb
1 in³ × --------- × ----- × ----------- = 0.278277615 lb
          1 in³     1 cm³       1 g

Therefore, to convert from cubic inches (of stainless steel) to pounds, multiply by 0.278277615 (or 0.2783).

I make no claim to the accuracy of this answer.
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Postby kazzxtrismus » Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:11 pm

i worked in a steel mill
.2833 lbs per sq inch is close enough for shipping requirements

Weight of steel

Postby Cal Lawton » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:51 pm

kazzxtrismus wrote:i worked in a steel mill
.2833 lbs per sq inch is close enough for shipping requirements

don't you mean lbs per cubic inch?
Cal Lawton

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