How to Convert Ksi to Mpa

Ksi is a unit of measurement referring to pressure, specifically the kilopound-force per square inch exerted on an object. This unit is often used in materials science and engineering to measure stress. One ksi equals 1000 psi, or pound-force per square inch. The MPa, or megapascal, is another unit of measurement for pressure. You can convert a ksi value to an MPa value with a calculator and simple multiplication or division or you can use a free online unit conversion calculator.

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Convert Using a Calculator

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Turn on the calculator.

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Enter the ksi value.

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Divide by .1450377 or multiply by 6.8948. Whichever method you use, the answer, or the MPa value, will be the same.

Convert Online

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Go to a free online unit conversion calculator, provided by many industrial and engineering companies. Look at chapelsteel.com, steeldubai.com, tiniusolsen.com or winkfast.com.

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Enter the ksi value.

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Click “Calculate” and the MPa value will appear.