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AlanSta

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- Zero understanding in physics, need to torque a nut (500Nm) by applying my weight (62.5kg) at a certain distance of the wrench (81.5cm?). And I need you to correct me.

Hello, as you can tell by the title I don’t work with anything physics related nor do I study it. I’m trying to figure out if I can torque a nut without a torque wrench, and I have ZERO understanding in physics.

And I need your help to tell me that I’m wrong.

I want to try to torque the nut by applying my weight on a wrench at a certain distance from the socket.

From what I’ve read the torque calculation consists of: Distance (r), Force (F) and Torque (T). And that force is Weight x Acceleration.

First the Force.

I would be standing on the wrench so it would be acceleration of gravity which is 9.81m/s2, and my weight with clothes aprox. 62.5kg.

62.5kg x 9.81m/s2 = 613N

The torque that I want to achieve is 500Nm, I used a Torque Calculator for this one, since I don’t know the equation and this is what I got.

Distance (r) 81.5cm

Force (F) 613N

Torque (T) 500Nm

Now if I’m somewhat close to correct, then if I apply my weight 81.5 cm from the center of the socket then I will achieve torque of 500Nm?

How wrong am I?

And I need your help to tell me that I’m wrong.

I want to try to torque the nut by applying my weight on a wrench at a certain distance from the socket.

From what I’ve read the torque calculation consists of: Distance (r), Force (F) and Torque (T). And that force is Weight x Acceleration.

First the Force.

I would be standing on the wrench so it would be acceleration of gravity which is 9.81m/s2, and my weight with clothes aprox. 62.5kg.

62.5kg x 9.81m/s2 = 613N

The torque that I want to achieve is 500Nm, I used a Torque Calculator for this one, since I don’t know the equation and this is what I got.

Distance (r) 81.5cm

Force (F) 613N

Torque (T) 500Nm

Now if I’m somewhat close to correct, then if I apply my weight 81.5 cm from the center of the socket then I will achieve torque of 500Nm?

How wrong am I?