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Torque is defined mathematically as the rate of change of angular momentum of an object (in physics it is called "net torque"). The definition of torque states that one or both of the angular velocity or the moment of inertia of an object are changing. Moment is the term used for the tendency of one force to rotate an object,but not necessarily to change the angular momentum of the object (the concept which is called torque in physics).

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Equation for the spring constant of an orthotropic, rectangular wire spring

I hope I can get some help with this problem as I've been struggling with it for a long time. I have a helical tension spring with radius $R$ and a square wire cross section and made of orthotropic ...
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What is "Torque Break"?

I am looking at the specifications for thread lockers, and henkel/loctite specify "Torque break" and "Torque prevail" in in./lb. as shown in the link below: http://www.na.henkel-adhesives.com/...
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PMDC Motor Characteristic Graph

I am trying create a graph similar to as shown below. However, I am confused as to how the torque is related to the characteristics. The graph that is to be replicated for certain parameters: The ...
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Magnetic Force - Point of Load

I am using a Magnet like this in an assembly and I am trying to calculate the torque in point P2 (see picture below) resulting from the attraction force F between my magnet and the steel part. As I ...
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I found an ingenious design of a spring ball launcher on grabcad and I'm interested in adapting it to accelerate a $43.7 \mathrm{~mm}$ diameter, $45 \mathrm{~g}$ golf ball enough to reach $65.5 \... 0answers 59 views Moment of a force in 3D The question is not to help me get my task completed. There is the 3D statics problem that I have been attempting to solve for a long time. I have no help, hence I would like to pose you a few ... 0answers 96 views How is motor torque related to capstan equation? I know that capstan equation relates$T_{in}$and$T_{out}$as$T_{out} = T_{in}e^{u \cdot F_c}$, where$u$is friction coefficient and$F_c$is wrap (slip) angle. In my situation, the capstan is ... 1answer 156 views Calculate Torque Required I am working on a school project that requires me to build a machine. I have designed the machine but I am stuck at torque calculation. The problem goes like this, the machine supposes to rotate a ... 0answers 545 views how to calculate required torque and rpm to through a 160 gram cricket ball horizontally at 160km/h velocity? I am going to design a bowling machine. In this design, I'm going to use two motors that are being placed vertically and their shaft are attached with two horizontal identical wheels with a space of ... 0answers 62 views Performance of RC car under different gear ratio, measured data vs hypothesis Assuming the driveshaft of the rear wheeled drive RC car follows the linear DC motor theory for stall torque and no-load RPM, also voltage supplied is constant and no inductance as well. Note: the ... 0answers 191 views How to calculate torque requirement for vehicle with Mecanum wheels? What are the changes specific to mecanum wheels when calculating torque requirements for a vehicle. I have the data for the vehicles mass, top speed and top acceleration. 0answers 70 views Mechanical engineering, Please help me finding the torque and answering other doubts too Below I attached two BLDC motor commonly used for skate boards, I am confused with the calculation of stall torque for these two motors,What i need to know, What is the maximum weight lifting ... 0answers 53 views A Question of Coaxial Rotors and Lift I'm only a HS physics student, so please bear with my lack of jargon. My question goes like this: In the scenario of two coaxial rotors spinning independently in two different directions, each with ... 0answers 81 views How do I calculate the best mass for the highest linear speed? I have a motor whose specifications say that its torque is 190g*cm. If I have the formula for the mass of the wheel vs radius, is there any way I can find the radius to get the best linear speed? The ... 3answers 67 views Can I create a whirlpool/vortex around a horizontal axis in a flat bottle using motor? I am using this flat bottle: I fixed a motor at the centre of one of the flat sides and attached an impeller. I thought this will create some kind of whirlpool effect but as you can guess, since the ... 3answers 69 views Designing clamp band - coaxial force in screws, zeroing torque in structure - Calculation problems I can't simplify my mindset (help) At first I want to apologize while English is not my first language. I am a student, and I have to design such configuration: I already have designed the "fork" (the part on the right side).... 0answers 140 views Calculating Z-axis Torque on a 3-D Printer I recently built a large CoreXY 3D printer and I am wondering if my 4 z-axis stepper motors combined will have enough torque to accelerate the build plate with a heavy 3d print. During the building to ... 0answers 34 views Force necessary to resist motion due to torque on a drum brake A drum is subjected to a counterclockwise torque of 16 in-lb. What horizontal force is necessary to resist motion? Coefficient of friction = 0.40 Weight is neglected. I'm having a hard time on this ... 0answers 44 views How much torque is needed to mix melted marshmallow with rice krispie? I am designing a robot to make rice krispie treats! More specifically, I want to use a fork to mix the melted marshmallow with rice krispie. I am currently specing out the motor, and since marshmallow+... 0answers 44 views Can we calculate the torque acting on the last gear determine teeth of the gears of the gear train in the below addressed manner? The specifications of the generator is as follows: Efficiency- 70% Rated Torque- 0.56Nm Rated current- 14.3A Voltage- 24V Rotor shaft dimension- 1cm(diameter) The ... 1answer 118 views Torque Required for a stepper motor to rotate a socket wrench ratchet around an axis point I'm trying to build a kinetic machine that rotates socket ratchet tools (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_wrench) to make a bunch of ratchet 'clicking' sounds for an art project. I'm trying ... 0answers 24 views WEC linear inputs I have seen some designs being made for linear generators for WEC(wave energy) applications. A buoy driving a shaft. But what if the shaft inside was a rack and pinion? If you converted the ... 0answers 16 views how do you calculate viscocity from torque arm load cell measurements? I have a piece of company developed equipment that uses a pot mounted on a rotating base plate with a 0.15m torque arm and load cell, a mixing paddle is used to stir the mixture while the controller ... 3answers 161 views How to calculate the torque created by a rotating motor? I have watched this video where the speaker explained how the vertical spin of a quadcopter is stabilized, and how it could be unstabilized to make the drone rotate. Here is a screenshot of the video,... 1answer 110 views Max torque given in engine specification is indicated torque or brake torque? I want to calculate brake torque from indicated torque for motorcycle. 1answer 92 views off-scale torque measured - what is my torque arm? I have assembled a benchtop torque measurement stand for evaluating electric motor and controller efficiency. The motor is 49kV , 5kW brushless outrunner. Input power reading is taken from motor ... 0answers 62 views Torque required to move the skid steer robot I have a 4 wheel skid steer robot. My motor can deliver up to 6 Nm with a gearbox efficiency of 70% up to 170 rpm. I want to find out whether I will be able to make a pivot turn and move. So I ... 2answers 116 views Reacting Propeller Torque? A motor is used to drive a shaft that is geared through 1:1 bevel gears to a propeller. The shafts are mounted on bearings in a hard casing that is attached to a 2nd ground. I want to know if the 2nd ... 0answers 119 views Measurement of ICE torque I'm seeking a precise description of engine torque. We talk about torque in terms of the twisting force that the piston exerts on the crankshaft with a radius equivalent of the rod throw. Assume these ... 0answers 423 views How to regulate torque/RPM on an IWD vehicle Generally, I'm interested in simple (DIY) electric vehicle design problems. I saw some photos of electric vehicles as in the following pic: or also you could check this youtube video. The vehicle is ... 0answers 27 views Creating torsion for a small robot arm i am trying to make a small, simple 3d printed robot with humanoid characteristics. i am working on its arm at the moment. it is being driven by a small sg90 servo motor which pulls the forearm about ... 0answers 70 views Choose a DC Motor for a skateboard My body weight and that of the skateboard is$M = 90\text{ kg}$I want to move 10 meters in 4 seconds.$\begin{align} x(t) &= (at^2)/2 \\ x(4) &= (a\cdot4^2)/2 = 10 \\ &= a\cdot16/2 = ... 0answers 99 views force transmission in kinematic chain In the following kinematic chain, I would like to get equation to go fromF_{in}$to$T_{out}. (excuse the poor drawing, nodes 3,4,5 are always aligned) Here's my attempt : The torque at1$is :$...
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I've been working on converting a 500Kg pneumatic press to use it for injection molding. In order to do that though I'd like to raise the cylinder up maybe 12". So I fabricated 4 5/8 CR rods and ...
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Rover Steering Torque

I would like to calculate the required motor torque to turn a rover wheel whilst the rover is stationary. I have modelled the friction force as a distributed force acting equally along the width of ...
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How to evaluate motor rating?

I am trying to determine what type of motor to buy that can spin my load at high speeds without overloading it, but really, evaluating this is not my forte. I know this is not sufficient information ...
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How can I cheaply tilt a 700 lb cactus?

We got some heavy rain last week and a 4.5 ft tall barrel cactus fell over. Assuming most of it is water, it probably weighs about 700 lb. I've read that if I moisten the soil, take care with the ...
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How to switch between two cores (inside the coil) in a simple brushed DC

I am going to build a very simple brushed DC motor. The rotor will not be enclosed in a stator (the rotor will be built on a bench with free space around it), and I will using permanent magnets to ...
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What does reactive power translate to in terms of torque?

Say I'm trying to connect an AC generator to a circuit containing an inductor and a resistor, powered by a steam turbine. I understand that because of the resistor, I'll be dissipating energy and ...
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What is the feedback signal used in the speed control of a brushless DC motor?

In a brush-less DC (BLDC) motor the commonly used speed is sensed using the feedback from Hall effect sensors and the back or counter EMF. The linked article on Wikipedia also mentions that 'Other ...
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Calculating the output torque of a two-input epicyclic gear system

For a simple planetary gear system with a single input shaft of a known torque, the output torques of the other two shaft can be calculated using the equations below (for a steady state system). If I ...
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Linkage between two vertically and horizontally offset wheels

I'm trying to drive a wheel with a radius of 20cm that is 20cm above the motor and horizontally offset by 20cm from the motor, similar to the following: I wonder what a good linkage might be for a ...
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how to find torque from force due to pressures that change as a function of z

My teacher is very strict about copying his work so I will have to explain it. We have a wall with two fluids of different constant densities and depths. The wall is 'L' long. The wall has a section ...
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Is a differential gear setup equivalent to a voltage divider?

I was wondering if a differential gear setup works equivalently to a voltage divider in the electric domain. As far as I understand, voltage is analogous to torque in mechanical engineering and ...
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crude spoke tension gauge

Standard bicycle spoke tensiometers are too large for use with small wheels, the kind used on recumbent bikes and folding bikes. Could a small adjustable or beam-style torque wrench be used to gauge ...
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Computing winch input torque for certain pull capacity

I am trying to calculate the input torque for my mechanical winch to pull 5000kg. I want to setup a slip clutch on the input shaft and adjust the springs to slip exactly on 5000kg to avoid any damage ...
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How come my calculated engine torque is so much less than the manufacturer's specifications?

Here are my calculations. Am I doing anything wrong?
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What is the top limit for torque per diameter ratio for electrical rotation mechanism working in a tube?

Use case: industrial stop valve placed in an another pipe welded perpendicularly making a T-shape. To make the question more specific let's consider 50mm inner diameter pipe for the linear actuator ...