Torque Converter

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Torque Conversion Calculators

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What Is Torque

Torque, often referred to as the moment of force, is a fundamental concept in physics and engineering that measures the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis, fulcrum, or pivot. It's essentially the rotational equivalent of linear force.

The magnitude of torque depends on two factors: the magnitude of the force applied and the distance from the point of rotation to where the force is applied. This distance is known as the moment arm or lever arm.

Torque is mathematically defined as the product of the force and the moment arm, and it's usually measured in newton-meters (Nm) or pound-feet (lb-ft).

Try our engine torque calculator to calculate the torque of a motor.

Units of Torque Measurement

Units of torque include newton-meters, inch-pounds, and foot-pounds.

Torque Unit Conversion Table

Equivalent metric and imperial torque measurements
Convert From Newton-meter Inch-pound Foot-pound
1 newton-meter = 1 Nm 8.850746 lb-in 0.737562 lb-ft
1 inch-pound = 0.112985 Nm 1 lb-in 0.083333 lb-ft
1 foot-pound = 1.355818 Nm 12 lb-in 1 lb-ft

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