Practical limits of a lever

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If one is only considering the mechanics of a lever, what is the maximum
a physically possible lever can lift ?
 

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Your only limit is the physical strength of the lever arm and how high you want to lift the object.
 
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Thanks Russ, i understand this , i am more interested in material science
and the limits it imposes on a lever.
 
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There are many factors which invole "limitations" to a lever.
Perhaps the most constraining is the limit of covalent bond strength within the molecules of the lever itself.
 
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Wolram - I suspect you are nudging at the question of whether having a circular force (torque) has any significance on the material limits?
 
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KingNothing said:
Wolram - I suspect you are nudging at the question of whether having a circular force (torque) has any significance on the material limits?

Yes, better worded than my inept post.
 

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