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Kilopascal, often abbreviated as kPa, is a unit of pressure in the International System of Units (SI). The symbol for kilopascal is 'kPa'. One kilopascal is equal to one thousand pascals, where a pascal (Pa) is defined as one newton per square meter.
Kilopascal is often used in science and engineering to measure pressure or stress. It can also be used to measure the mechanical properties of materials, such as the modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, and coefficient of expansion.
The bar is a metric unit of pressure but is not part of the International System of Units (SI). One bar is equal to 100,000 pascals, or 100 kilopascals. The symbol for bar is 'bar'.
Bar is used in many different contexts, including meteorology, diving, and engineering. In meteorology, for example, it is used to indicate air pressure.
Although kilopascal and bar are both units of pressure, they use different scales. One bar is equal to 100 kilopascals. Therefore, you can convert kilopascals to bars by dividing the number of kilopascals by 100.
1 kPa = 0.01 bar
Conversely, you can convert bar to kilopascals by multiplying the number of bars by 100.
1 bar = 100 kPa
Although both kilopascal and bar are often used to measure pressure, kilopascal is more commonly used in scientific and technical contexts, while bar is used in certain specific applications such as meteorology and diving. It is important to understand which unit is used in a particular context, so you can make accurate measurements and calculations.