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B Axial and radial moment

  1. Jan 19, 2017 #1
    Hello can someone explain what is axial and radial moments?
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2017 #3
    Yes...wanted some info otherwise
     
  5. Jan 19, 2017 #4

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    Thought as much. So now we come to your question: what is your question ?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2017 #5
    Is torque an axial or radial moment?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2017 #6

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    Torque is not a moment in the sense of the moments in the link in post #2. (You can see this from the difference in dimensions).

    It is a moment in the sense of arm x force. In many languages torque and moment are synonyms.

    If forced to make a choice, I would choose 'axial' instead of 'radial', but strong preference for me is on just 'moment'.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2017 #7
    Why axial and not radial
     
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    Torque is a pseudovector that points in an axial direction. So I would want to avoid the term 'radial' in its neighborhood: that suggests something that points perpendicular to the axis.

    (I grant that this is a personal consideration, but perhaps others share it).
     
  10. Jan 19, 2017 #9
    Can you give me daily life examples of axial and radial moments for my understanding?
     
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