Calculating torque from moment results in CFD analysis

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Calculation graphs are from a model of specified radius and input air speed, its a turbine. Just need help in understanding how to interpret them
Hi there, attached were the results: https://prnt.sc/v3yg1f
Both are negative and need to be added together to get the torque force. Calculations are from a model of specified radius and input air speed, its a turbine. Just need help in understanding what the negative results mean and how they are interpreted, and therefore what torque force is available to turn a generator. Thanks
 

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Baluncore
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Welcome to PF.

An engineering “moment” about an axis, is a “torque” in physics.
The sign specifies the direction of the torque. CW or ACW.
The sign is probably not relevant when turning a generator.
 

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