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## Re: Torque vs. Horsepower

 To: "Jim Johnson" Re: Torque vs. Horsepower "Larry Daniels" Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:01:03 -0500
 ```----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Johnson" Subject: Re: Torque vs. Horsepower I like it, Larry. It is a pretty good explanation of the relationship between torque and horsepower. Of course, there is a huge caveat here... In the example, all rotating items (axles, crankshafts, wheels, tires...etc) are inelastic (solid) objects. What if the rotating item is elastic (non-solid) such as a whirlpool, hurricane, flow down a tube airflow through a vent...etc. In that case torque varies considerably with respect to ones proximity to the axis of rotation (which may, itself be moving), the nature of the fluid (density, temperature & homogenuity), frictional forces, wall or near wall conditions, disturbances in the flow....etc. You get the idea. These are things that designers of carborator venturis, brake systems, fuel systems, exhaust systems have to deal with. Meteorologists and all fluid dynamicists also have to know this stuff. Just some trivia to help you appreciate the math and physics guys out there... ;-) Cheers!! Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City ============================== You're not getting the point here, Jim. We don't give a damn about whirlpools and hurricanes. The point was to dump that clapped out L98 and get an LT1. Sheesh. Besides, you're a weatherman, how are we supposed to believe anything you say? Wait. That's right, you are retired now. Question: Are retired weathermen as unreliable as the ones who are still getting paid to be wrong most of the time? I'll bet your gold watch doesn't even tell the right time. LD ```
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