I'm hoping for some clarification regarding converting torque to force at point of contact. I'm tightening some threaded components, the end faces of each are machined and will form a metal-metal seal under compression. I would like an idea of the force being applied at the interface due to a prescribed torque.
Using T = F.r (neglecting friction) the following values apply: T = 5N.m (setting of torque wrench) r = 0,0275 m (lever length of torque wrench)
I calculate F = 181,82 N but I think this force is referring to how hard my arm is pushing the wrench to achieve the desired torque.
Can anyone clarify this and suggest how I might go about finding the force at the interface?
Thanks in advance.