# ft-lbs to Joule

1 ft-lb is equal to 1.35582 Joules. Ft-lb refers to a foot-pound force and is a unit of energy. It is typically associated with the work done by a force in general engineering applications. Ft-lb refers to the energy transfer that occurs when a force displaces an object. A Joule is equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through one metre. The Joule derives its name from English physicist James Prescott Joule. A Joule can also be expressed in electrically terms as one watt-second. One watt-second is the energy released in one second by a current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm. This converter can be used to convert any amount of ft-lbs to Joules. Or convert any two units of measure with the PunchlistZero master converter.

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