# Calculating Torque ratio

• davidaltenbur

#### davidaltenbur

Here is my question that I haven't been able to solve.
What would the torque ratio be for a set of gears with a gear ratio of 3.2:1?
And how did you come up with the answer?

what does a gear ratio mean?
If you apply a torque to a set of gears how does the gear ratio effect that?

This is my question.Two gears have a turning ratio of 3.2:1 What is there torque ratio ?
.32:1
1:3.2
3.2:1
32.0:1
And how would you calculate that??

By the way I am a 55 year old Automotive service tech so I don't have homework. Just trying to resolve a issue.

If the gear ratio is 3.2:1, then the torque ratio is 1:3.2. The output shaft will have 3.2 times the torque of the input shaft if the input shaft rotates 3.2 times every time the output shaft rotates 1 time. Power remains the same except for drivetrain losses.

Thank you for your time Jeff

## What is torque ratio and why is it important in scientific research?

Torque ratio is a measure of the relationship between the amount of force applied to an object and the resulting rotation. It is important in scientific research because it helps to understand how different forces affect the motion and stability of objects, which can be applied to various fields such as engineering, physics, and mechanics.

## How do you calculate torque ratio?

Torque ratio can be calculated by multiplying the force applied to an object by the distance from the point of rotation to the point where the force is applied. The formula for torque ratio is: torque = force x distance.

## What is the unit of measurement for torque ratio?

The unit of measurement for torque ratio is Newton-meters (Nm) or pound-feet (lb-ft) in the metric and imperial systems, respectively.

## Can torque ratio be negative?

Yes, torque ratio can be negative. This indicates that the direction of rotation is opposite to the direction of the applied force, resulting in a counter-clockwise rotation.

## How can torque ratio be used in real-life applications?

Torque ratio is used in a variety of real-life applications, such as designing machines and vehicles, calculating the strength of structures, and analyzing the effectiveness of tools and equipment. It is also used in sports, such as determining the power and efficiency of a golfer's swing or a pitcher's throw.