Questions and answers on how to convert things from one unit or system to another



Postby » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:34 pm

How do you convert metric density ( Kg/m3) to Specific Gravity? Example: 1500 Kg/m3 = 2.65 specific gravity?

Postby shill » Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:16 am

Err, as far as I know, 1500 kg/m³ = a specific gravity of 1.5.

See Relative density @ Wikipedia for more info.
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Specific Gravity

Postby Jens » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:27 am

To add to that:

specific gravity is based on water wich has a specific gravity of

1.0000 grams per milliliter or 1.0 gr/ml;
1.0000 grams per cubic centimeter or 1.0 gr/cc

if materials are lighter then the number is lower than 1.0
(corn oil has a specific gravity of 0.922 gr/cc)


heaveir items (such as what you have would be grater than 1. 0

The rest is strictly a matter of converting your metric units to get the units you wish to work with.


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