What is torque?

  1. What is torque means?

    User Info: oxygen_h2o

    oxygen_h2o - 8 years ago

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  1. Torque is the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis, fulcrum, or pivot. Just as a force is a push or a pull, a torque can be thought of as a twist.

    When it comes to cars, the power output of an engine is expressed as its torque multiplied by its rotational speed of the axis (rpms). In other words, a car engine will have more power if it has more torque and is at a higher engine rpm. Torque is only useful through a limited range of rotational speeds, however (typically 1000-7000 or so rpm) at which additional speed will not increase power, which is why we shift to a larger gear and reduce rpms, thereby increasing power.

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    Name_of_User - 7 years ago 2 0


  1. Torque is the force exerted to the differential from the engine and transmission.

    User Info: BKGlover

    BKGlover - 8 years ago 1 0
  2. I think torque is the maximum rotational force that a car can output at a specified rpm.

    User Info: einzfunf

    einzfunf - 7 years ago 1 1
  3. I think torque is the amount of acceleration a car gets. I could be wrong.

    User Info: thenerdfrom1996

    thenerdfrom1996 - 7 years ago 0 1

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