Thread: TQ vs. HP
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Old February 12th, 2006, 00:35   #37
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Originally Posted by nicklockard
How would you explain torque and work?
Hmmm, how's this, work involves torque, but torque does not necessarily produce work.

An illustration of torque not doing work would be the image below, the dumbell on the end of the steel bar is creating 1000 lb/ft of torque, but no work is getting done because nothing is moving, or more specifically, rotating. There is certainly force/torque there, but over zero distance which equals zero work.

In the next image the torque produced by the 1000 pound dumbell will produce work, specifically it will pull the hair out of the fellows head that is positioned right under the clamping mechanism that the 1000 pounds will raise up once the weight is released.

Originally Posted by nicklockard
Can you think of a similar visual to the integral example of yours above?
How was that? I just hope my work doesn't get plagerised and end up in every engineering textbook on the planet.

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