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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by V8 Slut, Dec 9, 2003.

Lets see how smart people are: Torque=

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  1. V8 Slut

    V8 Slut Member

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    This should be fun, tell me your reasoning!!
     
  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    WHen you find the torque it goes the lbs applied by the feet of appliction if I'm correct. Been 2 years since my POT(Principles of Technology) class.

    For some reason we always called it footxlbs if I recall. But multiplication is communitive so doesn't matter.

    Kind of like newton x meters, etc. I used to use this stuff on a daily basis, been a long long time.
     
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    simple physics
     
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    lb-ft
    my scc magazine says so!!!
     
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    :bo: So does mine, how bout that? :lol:
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Torque is measured in pounds moved per foot, so if you want to be technical and apply symbols then A is wrong because you're not dividing.
     
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    Torque = F X D, where F is the force vector, and D is the distance vector. Take the cross product, what do you get? Well for a magnitude it would be f*d*sin(theta). In the case of theta being perpendicular to the force and distance vectors (i.e 90 degress) it simplifies to f*d. In SI units, that would be Newtons*Meters. In good 'ol America, it is pounds*feet. Hence there is no division, because if you have lb/ft, it is equivalent to mass per unit length, which is a completely different measurement. There is no reasoning here, unless you don't believe in Newtonian physics.. it just is.
     
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    D: neither of the options you listed is technically correct.

    thank you, drive through
     
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    Easy answer................ look on your torque wrench.
     
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    lol so there is no short corect way of saying
     
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    Sorry B. but pick up a physics book and the US measurement is lbs-ft
    and the US society has dubbed Foot-lbs for some odd reason.

    Torque = Force * Distance ; whether it's Newton Meters, Kilogram millimeters, Lbs Feet, or Lbs inch

    Although the question should have asked, what is the unit of measure for Torque
     
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    TQ = F * D :sleep:
     
  13. pissedoffsol

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    there's no dash... its just lb ft
     
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    HP is how hard you hit a wall
    TQ is how far you take the wall with you... :D
     
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    Nice y0! :bo:
     
  18. phunky.buddha

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    Pointless thread. Locked.

    :locked2:
     
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