Rotational Work

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Rotational work, abbreviated as \(W_r\), is overcoming resistance for a distance by force and then adding torque.

 

Rotational Work formula

\(\large{ W_r = \tau \; \theta  }\) 
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ W_r }\) = rotational work \(\large{lbf - ft}\) \(\large{J}\)
\(\large{ \theta }\)  (Greek symbol theta) = angular position \(\large{deg}\) \(\large{rad}\)
\(\large{ \tau }\)  (Greek symbol tau) = rotational force \(\large{lbf-ft}\) \(\large{N-m}\)

 

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