Enter the total tension force (N) and the radius the tension is acting on (m) into the calculator to determine the Torque From Tension. 

Torque From Tension Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Torque From Tension. 

Tt = Tf * r

  • Where Tt is the Torque From Tension (N-m)
  • Tf is the total tension force (N) 
  • r is the radius the tension is acting on (m) 

How to Calculate Torque From Tension?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Torque From Tension.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total tension force (N). In this example, the total tension force (N) is given as 100.
  2. Next, determine the radius the tension is acting on (m). For this problem, the radius the tension is acting on (m) is given as 30.
  3. Finally, calculate the Torque From Tension using the equation above: 

Tt = Tf * r

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Tt = 100 * 30 = 3000 (N-m)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are:

total tension force (N) = 200

radius the tension is acting on (m) = 50

Entering these values yields:

Tt = 20 * 50 = 1000 (N-m)