Being a Construction Engineer, We often used a word "Torque" during tighten the bolts. Let us discuss about Torque.
Torque is a force that tends to rotate or turn things. You can generate a torque any time that you apply a force by using a wrench / Spanner. When you use a wrench, you apply a force to the handle. This force creates a torque on the nut, which tends to turn the nut.
Torque is a measure of the turning force on an object such as a bolt or Nut. For example, pushing or pulling the handle of a wrench connected to a nut or bolt produces a torque (turning force) that loosens or tightens the nut or bolt.
The torque units contain a distance and a force. To calculate the torque, you just multiply the force by the distance from the centre. English units of torque are pound-inches (lbf.in) or pound-feet (lbf.ft.); the SI unit is the Newton-meter (Nm); the Metric unit is Kilogram Force Meter (Kgf.m) / (Kgm)
Torque Conversion factors
Newton Meter (Nm) to Foot Pounds (lbf.ft) = [1Nm = 0.738 lbf.ft]
Kilogram Force Meter (Kgf.m) to Newton Meter (Nm)=[1 Kgm=9.80 Nm]
How to calculate the Torque and Torque Values / Charts will be followed my Next Post
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