I have a set up where there is a crane like structure which needs to rotate. On the end of the arm is a 1000 kg weight. There is a horizontal handle on the crane which is pushed to rotate the crane around its base. I need to calculate the torque that needs to be applied to the handle. How is this done?
Info: Looking at the 2d pic below, the force on the handle (which i need to find the torque for) is going INTO the screen. The 1000 kg weight is acting DOWN the screen. For clarification I am not trying to calculate the force required to stop the crane from tipping over.
Calculating Torque Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-12-2010 23:26
Last edited by BrilliantMinds; 12-12-2010 at 06:11.
- 12-12-2010 06:10