View Full Version : Re: Torque or moment ?

11-08-2007, 04:05 AM
Dear all,

The fact that one has to RESIST the temptation of weighing in means this
discussion is not useless after all. (^_^)

I believe Alt Hof's answer was a perfect one: "The meaning of both words is
the same, but you better use 'moment'."

Along this line, I oppose what Ton proposed. 'Joint moment' seems to be the
winner that can be accepted by everyone but 'joint torque' must be allowed,
too. The best practice to avoid any confusion should be using specific
directional terms such as 'longitudinal' or 'transverse' to descibe the
exact nature of the quantity.

Young-Hoo Kwon, Ph.D.
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Texas Woman's University
P O Box 425647
Denton, TX 76204-5647
Office & Fax: +1-940-898-2598
Email: ykwon@mail.twu.edu / kwon3d@kwon3d.com