Torque Conversion (Moment of Force, Lever)

What is torque

Torque (also known as moment of force or lever) is the physical magnitude related to the application of force on a given body, thus producing a rotation in it. It is defined as the product of the force (F) by the distance (d), this distance being calculated between the point of the axis of rotation and the point of application of that force.

One of the formulas for calculating torque is: T = F.d in which T will be positive if the rotation occurs in a clockwise direction, and will be negative in a counterclockwise direction.

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Conversion Tables

Metric
Micronewton meter (µN·m)
millinewton metro
Newton meter (Nm)
Kilonewton meter (kN·m)
Meganewton metro (MN·m)
Kilogram-force meter (kgf·m)
Kilopound meter (kp·m)
Gram-force centimeter (gf·cm)
Meter kilogram-force
cCentimeter kilogram-force
British/American
Foot libra-strength
Pound-force inch (lbf·in)
Foot ounce (ozf·ft)
ounce-force inch (ozf·in)
Inch ounce-force
Pound force feet (ft·lb)
CGS System
Dyne centimeter (dyn cm)

The torque concept justifies the reason why we use large wrenches to change tires and doorknobs to stay away from the door hinges (opposite pole to force), because the closer they are to each other, the greater the force needed to rotate (open and close door).