What is a slug in engineering?

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What is a slug in engineering?

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answered Jun 18, 2022 by Kaptainkanda (11,520 points)
A slug in engineering is a mass that is associated with imperial units.

A slug is defined as the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a net force of one pound (lbf) is exerted on it.


Unit system. British Gravitational system.

The slug is a unit of mass associated with Imperial units. It is a mass that accelerates by 1 ft/s. 2.

when a force of. one pound-force (lbF) is exerted on it.

The slug is the unit of mass in the US common system of units, where the pound is the unit of force.

The pound is therefore the unit of weight since weight is defined as the force of gravity on an object.

Conversion chart - slugs to pounds-force

    slug to pounds-force = 32.17 lbf.
    slugs to pounds-force = 64.34 lbf.
    slugs to pounds-force = 96.51 lbf.
    slugs to pounds-force = 128.68 lbf.
    slugs to pounds-force = 160.85 lbf.
    slugs to pounds-force = 193.02 lbf.
    slugs to pounds-force = 225.19 lbf.

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