Suppose you had a bar that spinned due to a torque load applied, but the pivot was not centered at exactly the middle of the bar. If you arrested the bar with your hands, obviously you are applying a couple to counter the torque to stop it from moving, but your hands are not at equal distances to where the torque load is. If you know the torque load, and the distance from the pivot to where your hands are, how do calculate the force each hand needs applies? If the pivot as at the center, the forces would be equal and the magnitude M/d. I think I'm over-thinking this...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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