In physics, torque is the twisting force that causes the rotation. The point where the object rotates is called as pivot point or axis of rotation. If you apply a force at some distance from the pivot point, then even though this force will act along a straight line, the torque generated by this force will cause the object to rotate. You can use the above torque calculator to calculate the torque in a rotating object by providing force and distance values.
Torque Calculation Formula:
τ = D * F * sinθ
- τ is the torque, and the unit of torque is newton-meters.
- D is the distance between the pivot point and the point of force application.
- F is the force applied.
- θ is the angle between the force vector and lever arm vector. Typically, generally it is equal to 90°.