Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by V8 Slut, Dec 9, 2003.
This should be fun, tell me your reasoning!!
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.
my scc magazine says so!!!
:bo: So does mine, how bout that?
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.
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.
D: neither of the options you listed is technically correct.
thank you, drive through
Easy answer................ look on your torque wrench.
lol so there is no short corect way of saying
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
TQ = F * D :sleep:
there's no dash... its just lb ft
HP is how hard you hit a wall
TQ is how far you take the wall with you...
Nice y0! :bo:
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