Enter the weight (N), the distance from the axis of rotation (m), and the angle into the Hinge Torque Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Hinge Torque.

## Hinge Torque Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Hinge Torque.

HT = W * D * COS(a)

Variables:

- HT is the Hinge Torque (N-m)
- W is the weight (N)
- D is the distance from the axis of rotation (m)
- a is the angle

To calculate the hinge torque, multiply the weight and distance by the cosine of the angle.

## How to Calculate Hinge Torque?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Hinge Torque.

- First, determine the weight (N).
- Next, determine the distance from the axis of rotation (m).
- Next, determine the angle.
- Next, gather the formula from above = HT = W * D * COS(a).
- Finally, calculate the Hinge Torque.
- 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.

weight (N) = 300

distance from the axis of rotation (m) = .6

angle = 45

HT = W * D * COS(a) =** ** ?