how to compute cubic meters to pounds

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how to compute cubic meters to pounds

Postby guest » Mon May 24, 2004 5:55 am

hi,

i hope some body can help me with my problem computing this.

how can i compute cubic meters to pounds?
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Re: how to compute cubic meters to pounds

Postby Knight » Mon May 24, 2004 10:03 pm

guest wrote:hi,

i hope some body can help me with my problem computing this.

how can i compute cubic meters to pounds?

You are missing on vital item for you conversion. Cubic meters of WHAT? If you think about it, a cubic meter of feathers is going to be a lot lighter than a cubic meter of concrete. What you will need is a conversion factor - the Density - of the material. Usually this is called the specific gravity, and is in the units of grams per cubic centimeter.

If you'll let me know what you need to convert, I'll see if I can't point you to finding the specific gravity, and from their, the weight of the volume.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:32 am

Need to convert
1 cubic meter of loose river sand into pounds
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Postby buckee » Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:49 am

Gino wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Need to convert
1 cubic meter of loose dry coarse river sand into pounds


On average, dry sand weighs approximately 60 pounds per cubic foot.
There are 27 cubic feet per cubic yard.
60 x 27 = 1620 pounds per cubic yard.
From this website, 1 cubic yard = 0.7646 m^3, so
1620 pounds per cubic yard x 0.7646 m^3/yd^3 = 1238 pounds per m^3
Use at your own risk as I am not a mathematician,
and as always, check my math!
Hope this helps.

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