## What does negative torque mean?

Oh, **torque can** be positive or **negative**. Let us say that a positive **torque would** make a stationary object rotate counter clockwise and a **negative torque would** make it rotate clockwise. If you switched these, it wouldn’t really matter too much. Also, the **torque does** depend on the point about which it is calculated.

## Under what conditions is the torque zero?

System of Particles and Rotational Motion. **Under** what condition **torque** acting on body by a given force is **zero**? That is, **Torque** = 0. That is, **when** line of action of forces passes through the axis of rotation, **torque** is **zero**.

## Why are clockwise moments considered negative?

**Clockwise moments** are **considered negative** when summed with **counterclockwise moments** because they are opposites of each other, but also because **counterclockwise moments** are positive since when acting upon an object, they move the object up on the Y-Axis.

## How do you determine torque?

A practical way to calculate **the** magnitude of **the torque** is to first **determine the** lever arm and then multiply it times **the** applied force. **The** lever arm is **the** perpendicular distance from **the** axis of rotation to **the** line of action of **the** force. and **the** magnitude of **the torque** is τ = N m.

## Is clockwise left or right?

Clockwise is spinning in the direction of an analog clock. It is a way to describe **circular motion**. Left or Right turns are ways of describing a change in approach. Clockwise is constantly turning to the right.

## How do you maximize torque?

**Torque** can be increased in two ways: 1) by increasing the moment arm or 2) increasing the perpendicular force applied to the moment arm. The opposite is true for decreasing **torque**. If an object is at rest the **torques** on the object are balanced (they cancel out) and sum of those **torques** is zero.

## What does it mean when torque is 0?

In general, an object can be acted on by several **torques** at the same time. A **torque** is a vector quantity which **means** that it has both a magnitude (size) and a direction associated with it. Because the net **torque** is equal to **zero**, the **torques** in Example 1 are balanced and acting in equilibrium.

## Does torque have direction?

Right Hand Rule for **Torque**

**Torque** is inherently a vector quantity. Part of the **torque** calculation is the determination of **direction**. The **direction** is perpendicular to both the radius from the axis and to the force. It is conventional to choose it in the right hand rule **direction** along the axis of rotation.

## Is clockwise positive or negative?

**Counterclockwise** is the positive rotation direction and clockwise is the negative direction. For example, a torque that **rotates** an object **counterclockwise** is a positive torque (see figure 6 below).

## Are clockwise moments positive?

**Moments** are a measure of the turning effect of a force around a specified turning point or pivot. The direction of a **moment** is opposite to the direction of the force. The convention is that: **clockwise moments** are **positive**.

## What means negative moment?

Positive **moment is** when the beam/slab **is** being forced to curve downwards or Sag (forming a smile) in the midspan, while **negative moment is** when the beam **is** forced to curve up (forming a frown) above supports.

## At what torque will a bolt break?

If you add 33% to the torque figure listed, that should tell you the torque required to snap it. For example, if it takes 75 **ft/lbs** to torque to 75% yield, add 33% (25 **ft/lbs**) to get to the 100% yield (breakage) figure.

## What is a tightening torque?

**Torque tightening** is the accurate application of **torque** to a nut so that a bolt can hold its load securely without breaking. Too much **torque** can break the bolt.