Enter the applied chain force (N) and the chain drive angle (degrees) into the Chain Drive Tension Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Chain Drive Tension.

## Chain Drive Tension Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Chain Drive Tension.

CDT = AF * COS (CDA)

Variables:

- CDT is the Chain Drive Tension (N)
- AF is the applied chain force (N)
- CDA is the chain drive angle (degrees)

To calculate the chain drive tension, multiply the applied chain force by the cosine of the chain drive angle.

## How to Calculate Chain Drive Tension?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Chain Drive Tension.

- First, determine the applied chain force (N).
- Next, determine the chain drive angle (degrees).
- Next, gather the formula from above = CDT = AF * COS (CDA).
- Finally, calculate the Chain Drive Tension.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

applied chain force (N) = 30

chain drive angle (degrees) = 45

CDT = AF * COS (CDA)** **= ?