Difference Between Torque and Moment

As we are aware that motion of an object is referred to the changes in the position with respect to time. Keeping this in mind, there is a difference between torque and moment and one of the major factor responsible for the change is the force which influences the object to undergo changes.

Difference Between Torque and Moment

Difference Between Torque and Moment

Many forces are being applied to an object and we will consider torque and moment among them. Moment is referred to the nature of the force in moving the object. It could be a measurement of the kind of force in order to rotate the object at its axis through a point. It is referred to the perpendicular distance of the force’s line of action from the point of rotation.

Torque is the nature of the force in causing the rotation of the object in an axis and pivot. It is referred to the measurement of the turning force of the object.

Difference Between Torque and Moment

Torque

Moment

It is the measurement of the turning force of an object

It is measurement of the perpendicular distance from the point of rotation to the force’s line of action

Its symbol is \(\tau\) and SI unit is Nm/revolution

It symbol is M and SI unit if NM

Is is a movement related force

It is a static force

Torque is used to measure the coupling

Moment is not used for this purpose

It is used where there is an availability of a pivot and rotation

It is produced by any lateral force and used in non-rotational events

It is referred to the nature of the force to rotate the object in a pivot.

It is referred to the nature of the force to move the object.

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