NEVER be confused by HORSEPOWER and TORQUE again - HP and TORQUE EXPLAINED in the MOST VISUAL WAY

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In today's video I'll be using Legos to give you the most visual explanation and demonstration of horsepower and torque. If you have ever been confused by horsepower and torque I guarantee that after watching this video these two concepts will never confuse you again.

So let's get started, and we're starting with Torque. Now this LARGE Lego motor outputs 0.14 Nm and this smaller LEGO motor outputs 0.03 Newton meters. What's a newton meter? Well a newton meter is a MEASURE of torque. It measures HOW MUCH torque is being generated.

What is torque? The simplest explanation of torque is that it's a ROTATIONAL FORCE. It's the ROTATIONAL equivalent of LINEAR FORCE.
When you take this bolt and push it you're applying linear force to it. But when you decide to bolt it down you're applying torque to it. In both cases a certain amount of force is present but what's different is the direction of that force.

So our LEGO motors are outputting a certain amount of torque that we have expressed in Newton Meters.
1 newton meter of torque simply equals the force of 1 Newton applied at the end of an arm that is one meter long. So for example if we take this bolt and use this wrench which is one meter long and apply a force of 1 newton at it's end the resulting torque present at the bolt will be ONE NEWTON-METER. Newton meters confuse you? No problem, because torque can also easily be expressed in foot pounds.
1 foot pound of torque is equal to the force of 1 pound being applied at the end of an arm that is 1 foot long.
So in this scenario I'm using the stored energy in my muscles to generate torque at the bolt. Our Lego motors are doing the same thing, they're using the electrical energy stored in these batteries to generate torque or rotational force, and as we have seen our large Lego motor is outputting more torque than our small motor. This difference in torque can EASILY BE FELT. If we install a small shaft into our motor we can feel the difference in rotational force coming from these motors. The difference in torque output is very obvious and the large motor feels much stronger and it's very difficult to stop it.

The convenient thing here is that these Lego motors can easily be compared to internal combustion engines in petrol or diesel powered vehicles and even more so to electric motors in battery electric vehicles.
Just like our LEGO motors THE MOTORS in modern electric cars use the stored energy in their battery packs to generate torque. On the other hand internal combustion engines rely on the energy stored in fossil fuels to generate torque.

The key word in the word horsepower is POWER. What is power? Power is the rate at which work is done, in more simple terms power measures how often a certain force is applied over a given period of time. You could even call power = activity. It measures how many times you can repeat the same action over a given period of time.

This means that torque is influenced by only one factor - the amount of rotational force
But horsepower is influenced by two factors - the amount of force and how many times that force can be exerted over a given period of time.

Now we're going to attach these blocks onto the shafts of our Lego motors so that we can more easily observe how fast each of them rotates.
As you can see the small motor actually rotates faster that the large motor. In fact over the period of one minute the small motor makes 275 rotations while the large motor makes only 146 rotations. This means that although it can't generate as much torque as the large motor, the small motor applies it's torque at a greater rate over the same period of time.

This means that while torque can be both felt and observed horsepower cannot be felt in the same sense. If we put our fingers against the shaft we're feeling the torque, we're feeling the force against our fingers. When we're sitting inside a car and the car accelerates we're again feeling the force pushing us against the seat. We can only feel the amount of force, and because torque is only a force we can feel it. But horsepower isn't only a force, it's a measure of the rate of force. In the case of engines and motors it is the amount of rotational force or torque multiplied by rotations per minute or rpm.

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  1. driving 4 answers

    driving 4 answers

    Måned siden

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    • Tyrus Madsden

      Tyrus Madsden

      19 dager siden

      You are the guy. This video might be your greatest.

    • akumaquik

      akumaquik

      24 dager siden

      @Steve The Pirate Well thanks man. Its still a bad comparison tht i dont understand on the creators part.

    • Steve The Pirate

      Steve The Pirate

      24 dager siden

      @akumaquik That 'fatbuff' guy won the World's Strongest Man competition in 2017 and holds the dead lift world record at 463kg! His name is Eddie Hall aka 'The Beast'.

    • Y

      Y

      Måned siden

      Also this: www.amazon.com/dp/B082HS1K78/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_glt_fabc_7S3BVEQ7GE7AXRR62BFH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    • akumaquik

      akumaquik

      Måned siden

      @EdgeofDead 95 I dont wanna provide a link. Also the comparison was based on them having the same height. If the guy on the right is 7ft tall and the guy on the left is 5'10 then yeah. But this guy who made the video didnt show tht cuz he has never picked up a weight in his life. If they are the same height the guy on the left is Much stronger then the fat guy.

  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H

    6 timer siden

    This is the best explanation on NOnet.

  3. ExploreWithMe

    ExploreWithMe

    6 timer siden

    Very Well Done 👍

  4. Igor Jeremic

    Igor Jeremic

    22 timer siden

    Clearest explenation ever!👌👌👌

  5. Jammin Fox

    Jammin Fox

    Dag siden

    Absolutely great. Watched a lot of torque/hp explanation videos. This is the best one.

  6. Bag of Chips

    Bag of Chips

    Dag siden

    So torque = twisting power horsepower = max revolution ability? or like the difference between the big gear and a small gear on a bicycle?

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      Dag siden

      No, power is a cyclist. The more powerful cyclist is the lower gear he can have at the same speed of a bike, thus accelerating faster. Or the higher gear to reach higher max speed. There is no example of power vs torque. You always end up comparing power.

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      Dag siden

      In a way yes. Torque is twisting force. If you were to reach out and try and stop the motor torque fells you how hard that will be. Power is forcer times angular velocity ( rotating speed). How hard something turns times how fast it turns.

  7. Georg Anatoly

    Georg Anatoly

    2 dager siden

    wears PPE to lightly push a bolt across a table lol

  8. Tiv Robo

    Tiv Robo

    2 dager siden

    This brilliant explanation of meaning!

  9. Andrés Chaverra Orozco

    Andrés Chaverra Orozco

    2 dager siden

    8:07 Imagine if he put Hafthor Bjornsson on the left when he was comparing larger/smaller human🥊

  10. Mikolaj Wojnicki

    Mikolaj Wojnicki

    2 dager siden

    The torque can be changed using a gearbox, right? So a sports car could have more torque applied by the wheels than a truck

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      Dag siden

      Yes, as long as both engines make the same amount of power.

  11. Nicolai Boico

    Nicolai Boico

    3 dager siden

    Thanks a lot!!!!

  12. Yiannis Demetriou

    Yiannis Demetriou

    4 dager siden

    Awesome explanation!

  13. PleaseDontWatchThese

    PleaseDontWatchThese

    4 dager siden

    A sports car and truck with the same hp can move the same load at the same rate. That's the point of hp as a measurement. The difference between them is that the truck engine needs to do it all day for a lot of miles and efficiently. The sports car needs to weight less and does not have to be as good on fule or longevity. So they designed their engines differently to better fit their jobs better.

  14. PleaseDontWatchThese

    PleaseDontWatchThese

    4 dager siden

    I don't agree with you in this video and I still feel like you're falling into the trap most people do. It's about half right. You can only feel horse power. You have to apply torque over time to feel it. We can't experience things in infinity small amounts of time. It's like saying you can eat a cheese burger without the cheese. It's not a cheese burger till you have both cheese (tourqe) and a burger(rpm). I use this exmple a lot. A bike that you peddle with your feet puts out as much or more tourqe than 600cc sports bikes. But they feel totally different. It's because the sport bike can have way more rpm leading to a lot more hp.

  15. PleaseDontWatchThese

    PleaseDontWatchThese

    4 dager siden

    Amps are like torque, volts are like rpm, and hp is like watts.

  16. pandamator

    pandamator

    4 dager siden

    So horsepower is DPS

  17. THAT VOLVO GUY

    THAT VOLVO GUY

    5 dager siden

    TORQUE PLS

  18. Er a

    Er a

    5 dager siden

    newTN meter

  19. Sean Barker

    Sean Barker

    5 dager siden

    So really you would say that guy produces a lot of torque rather than he's a powerful guy ??

  20. diddy_dante

    diddy_dante

    6 dager siden

    I don't understand how a force can be applied faster or slower. A force is constant right? If i push an object with a force of 8 newtons, how can I excerpt that force at a greater rate?

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      5 dager siden

      Exactly, but force can be applied to an object moving at a greater speed. The faster you pedal the looser pedals feel: you can't apply the same force anymore. The more force you apply at the same speed or the faster you go with that same force means you produce more power.

  21. David Peters

    David Peters

    6 dager siden

    Work rate = HP : Torque = force "O-level" physics in 1968.

  22. Olivier Joseph Deloris

    Olivier Joseph Deloris

    7 dager siden

    P(Watt) = Torque(Nm) × N(rpm) x pi/30 Tout simplement et, 1HP = 736 Watt

  23. W0LF B3AT5

    W0LF B3AT5

    7 dager siden

    So torque is all about forceful weight while horsepower is about agility. Meaning: Horsepower = Speed | Torque = Force No? Correct me if I’m wrong… 😖

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      2 dager siden

      @Redtooth 75 if you further introduce real case scenarios like air drag and other counter forces you will totally ruin everything, like P≠F*v anymore, but P=∆F*v. It is a talk about power and relationship to speed and acceleration. Mass is given, counter forces not taking into account too. Nobody wants to compare apples to oranges.

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      2 dager siden

      @Igor Arkin maybe you were thinking mass was constant but i dont think anyone else does. Cars come in many different weights. Regardless saying power is acceleration times velocity is just wrong.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      2 dager siden

      @Redtooth 75 you urgently don't want to educate yourself and ignoring what u r told. Is this a third time you r trying and fail? P=ma*v, but no one cares about m in this talk since m=const. Only u can help yourself.

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      2 dager siden

      @Igor Arkin power is force times velocity, not velocity times acceleration. Power is F*D/t, force times distance divided by time. Velocity is distance over time so multiplying by force gives you power. Acceleration is distance divided by time squared so multiplying by velocity gives you D^2/t^3 which is not power, its not really anything.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      6 dager siden

      Power is speed times acceleration. Which means it is speed at a given acceleration, or acceleration at a given speed

  24. Ibaraaa

    Ibaraaa

    7 dager siden

    *t0wque*

  25. Роман A.

    Роман A.

    7 dager siden

    13L truck engine - WOW!

  26. stuntmanwill

    stuntmanwill

    7 dager siden

    Great video but I’m still confused on the difference 😬

  27. Luuki puuk

    Luuki puuk

    7 dager siden

    ToARqe

  28. Carlo Ciccone

    Carlo Ciccone

    8 dager siden

    Me: “Cool legos!”

  29. damien rocher

    damien rocher

    8 dager siden

    The important thing is horsepower gear ratio can generate as much torque as you want. Still good explanation

  30. Luis Fernando

    Luis Fernando

    8 dager siden

    Horsepower refers to how far a horse can drag a weight in certain amount of time, pretty archaic if you ask me.

  31. Catalin Trandafir

    Catalin Trandafir

    9 dager siden

    Great video! I am a bit confused however, if someone could explain how torque would give you the feeling of acceleration when: Force = mass *acc, Pow = Force*Speed, so Pow = mass*speed*acc . Which means, for any given vehicle, that has a certain mass and is going at a certain speed, power is directly proportional to the instantaneous acceleration, so the feeling you get when a car is accelerating is due to the power, not the torque.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      8 dager siden

      @Levi Dieter @Levi Dieter you told the same but made unnecessary long calculations. P=a*v doesn't care about wheels, rotational speed etc, V is a vehicle speed. Power is derived from torque, exactly, this is why you don't need to to do all that tq*rotational speed/wheel diameter thing each time. You can't accelerate faster than at engine's peak power, so acc=power, discard the tq

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      9 dager siden

      Everything is correct. As soon as we introduce power we don't need torque or force anymore (we don't care where power came from). This is why the video is not great at all.

  32. Creedz 28

    Creedz 28

    10 dager siden

    Oversimplified: Torque is the strength stat of your vehicle Horsepower is the speed stat of your vehicle

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      9 dager siden

      Overcomplicated: Power is an overall stat of your vehicle. Does a semi-truck has 600hp for speed?

  33. Mark Nasia

    Mark Nasia

    10 dager siden

    Best video for understanding torque/HP

  34. Shōyō Hinata

    Shōyō Hinata

    10 dager siden

    horsepower is power that’s used for the pushing, and torque is the power of the push?

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      10 dager siden

      Torque is the rotating force of the motor, so how hard it turns. If you were to reach out and try to stop it the torque output of the motor tells you how hard that would be. Power is torque times angular velocity (rotating speed). How hard the engine turns multiplied by how fast it turns.

  35. DJ AM

    DJ AM

    10 dager siden

    Nice example EDDIE...

  36. Jay Zed's Guide to Things n Stuff

    Jay Zed's Guide to Things n Stuff

    12 dager siden

    Horsepower = How fast you hit the wall. Torque = How far you take the wall with you. 😁

  37. V. Vu

    V. Vu

    13 dager siden

    I’m confused, how did small motor with smaller horsepower spin faster than bigger motor with higher horsepower??

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      12 dager siden

      Guy has to advertise Lego. He doesn't care.

  38. Loai Roshrosh

    Loai Roshrosh

    13 dager siden

    So i understand that if i wanna use a dc motor to move a gearbox for alternator should i go for higher torque with good rpm its gonna do better than low torque with high rpm or massive torque with low speed rpm .. so i wanna go with 895 dc motor . Not 775 low torque high rpm or 997 high torque low rpm . Is that clear is that good ?

  39. Jim Heidl

    Jim Heidl

    13 dager siden

    Actually both motors use fossils fuels. The clean energy lie is imbedded everywhere

  40. Steven Thoseby

    Steven Thoseby

    13 dager siden

    Horsepower sells cars but torque wins races!

  41. Đan Phạm

    Đan Phạm

    14 dager siden

    Thank you so much !

  42. ntmzaba Basheer

    ntmzaba Basheer

    14 dager siden

    The best and simplest explanation, thank you

  43. bienji faylon

    bienji faylon

    14 dager siden

    Eddie hall has more horsepower.

  44. M. Dicky Yusuf Zulahkam

    M. Dicky Yusuf Zulahkam

    14 dager siden

    Can monster torque engine converted to monster horsepower engine by give some ratio gear so it can rotate faster with less torque? And vice versa?

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      14 dager siden

      @M. Dicky Yusuf Zulahkam By increasing gear ratio you get lower rpm. To get higher rpm, you decrease the ratio (shifting down). Torque generated by engine past its peak is smaller, but it drops down slower than speed increases (your equation), that's why power keeps raising and its peak is always at higher revs. But torque generated at that shorter gear is higher on wheels. This is exactly what engine power tells you: you wanna have maximum torque on wheels - shift to peak power. If you are already at peak power - stay there.

    • M. Dicky Yusuf Zulahkam

      M. Dicky Yusuf Zulahkam

      14 dager siden

      @Igor Arkin power is torque times RPM right? By increasing gear ratio, you sure get higher RPM. But torque generated in this gear is significantly smaller thus the power is drop. Is this what are you trying to say?

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      14 dager siden

      By adding gears you do not convert an engine. Anyways, you can get infinite torque on wheels with any given power by shortening gear ratios (and sacrificing speed). But to get more power, you must modify your engine. If an engine already runs at its peak power, it is on wheels too. Shift up or down and you get only less power. Add more engine power to convert it to higher top speed by lengthening final drive ratio or convert it to faster acceleration by shortening it. Or use gear box to get both benefits

  45. Joschka Capone

    Joschka Capone

    15 dager siden

    That was so good!

  46. Rough Boy Garage

    Rough Boy Garage

    16 dager siden

    Also wouldn't hurt to explain what a newton is for those that don't know

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      15 dager siden

      A newton is the metric measure of force, the pound is the imperial unit. A newton is 1 kg*m/s^2, the force required to accelerate 1 kg at 1m/s^2.

  47. Rough Boy Garage

    Rough Boy Garage

    16 dager siden

    You've confused me more. Your equation is not accurate. HP= Torque x RPM doesn't work out. My truck makes 1500 ftlbs @1500rpm. So using your equation it makes 2.25million HP. I don't think so. It would also be helpful to explain how the measurement of horsepower is so convoluted

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      15 dager siden

      His equation is not complete. The full formula is ft*lb torque × RPM /5252. You have to divide by 5252 because of unit conversions. 1500 ft*lb at 1500 rpm would be 428 horsepower

  48. Bobby Ang

    Bobby Ang

    16 dager siden

    Cycling uphill, if your legs can exert enough energy to go up a steep angle, thus your legs have a high amount of torque to push yourself up even though you are pedalling slowly. Cycling downhill, if your legs can cycle fast enough to accelerate down a steep angle, thus your legs were able to generate a high amount of horsepower due to your speed of pedalling, even though each time you pedal requires way lesser torque than when you're cycling uphill.

    • szili76

      szili76

      13 dager siden

      Say what now?

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      15 dager siden

      Very good example! I'd make some edition/correction: *at fixed gear. Because if you have a gear box you don't need your legs to be strong anymore: just shift down gears enough and you go uphill even with weak legs (because you didn't mention speed at which you need to climb up). So if one of the cyclists climbs the hill faster (we don't even need to know if he is strong and pushes slower or has shorter gears/smaller wheels but rotates pedals like mad) he produces more power. This is where we can clearly see everything can be described through power. You go faster uphill or down hill - you produce more power, no other way is possible.

  49. Nevan Lowe

    Nevan Lowe

    16 dager siden

    The best way I can describe the difference between power and torque is: In all cases, acceleration is proportional to torque at the wheels. With a fixed gear ratio if the vehicle speed is allowed to vary, the torque at the wheels is proportional to the engine torque and the maximum acceleration occurs at peak torque. With a fixed vehicle speed but the gear ratio is allowed to vary, the torque at the wheels is proportional to the engine power and the maximum acceleration occurs at peak power.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      15 dager siden

      To elaborate more the example: we have a fixed final drive ratio (kart, electro cars). If we short it down, we will accelerate faster, despite having the same ammount of tq on motor. It is described through power: we have more power at slower speed. Power=acceleration*speed. So I wanted to say that there is no such thing as power vs torque, we don't need to know tq to judge the performance, because power includes it.

  50. ThaFuzzwood

    ThaFuzzwood

    16 dager siden

    Normal units scare you? Then we use freedomunits instead.

  51. Ainur Kurniawan

    Ainur Kurniawan

    17 dager siden

    metric : N.m imperial : Foot Pound of Torque

  52. Hagi Valentin

    Hagi Valentin

    17 dager siden

    The rest of the world: 1m, 1km etc Murica: hamburgers/square ducksfoot

  53. Frankey Fish

    Frankey Fish

    17 dager siden

    Crystal Clear. Thanks!

  54. Facts Soup

    Facts Soup

    18 dager siden

    Excellent bruh

  55. freddie neve

    freddie neve

    18 dager siden

    The question then: Given a displacement, say 3 liters, which engine produces more torque and why? inline, v, boxer, etc?

  56. Stanley Clark

    Stanley Clark

    18 dager siden

    After watching this I still don't understand WHY the two lego motors output different amounts of torque. Can there be two equally sized motors with different torque? What about different torque but same horsepower? How does the motor look like? So many questions to actually understand this.

  57. Sam Fisher

    Sam Fisher

    18 dager siden

    The dislikes was 999.. I made it 1k because I feeled a weird urge to do so?

  58. UrbyPilot21

    UrbyPilot21

    18 dager siden

    This is actually a good and concise explanation of the torque and horsepower. I never thought of horsepower as "activity".

  59. Daryl Zimmerman

    Daryl Zimmerman

    18 dager siden

    This helped a lot. Thank you so much!

  60. Martin Visser

    Martin Visser

    18 dager siden

    Nice video, but disappointing that you didn't demonstrate using the power. A simple way would have been lifting a weight over time using say a pulley. You could have shown that the big motor, with right pulley, could only lift the same weight in half the time of the small motor.

  61. Александр Максимов (windler47)

    Александр Максимов (windler47)

    18 dager siden

    This is a great explanation, thou I still confused why don't we use an engine with more horsepower and use a transmission to reduce RPM and increase torque.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      18 dager siden

      We do, and we use transmission to increase rpm to increase wheel torque even more

  62. Joe Butcher

    Joe Butcher

    18 dager siden

    Video explaining torque and horsepower. My Man: TörK

  63. Hudson Donnell

    Hudson Donnell

    19 dager siden

    You have now opened Pandora's box.

  64. Till Reymann

    Till Reymann

    19 dager siden

    This guy sounds dutch AF 😂

  65. Rick Rubella

    Rick Rubella

    19 dager siden

    This must be one of the best explanations ON EARTH!! This is gonna be very useful, thanks a mil!!!!!

  66. Abstract Approach

    Abstract Approach

    19 dager siden

    I've been through physics with calculus. I know the definitions of these things, and still I get confused sometimes. Sorry to tell you sir, but if a year of hardcore studying didn't do it, your 15 minute video doesn't stand a chance. I understand a lot, your video was well done. But any subject this deep leaves most failing to grasp some application of it at some point. I think your mouth wrote a check no teacher could cash, but I like the confidence.

  67. Focusin

    Focusin

    20 dager siden

    Superb explanation!! Right to the point!!

  68. Ken Lipper

    Ken Lipper

    20 dager siden

    Nice explanation mate!

  69. RUSapache

    RUSapache

    20 dager siden

    "Newton meters confuse you?" Me: "No, it is pretty self-explanatory" "It can be also explained in foot pounds" Me: "Well now they do"

    • Sir Geldi

      Sir Geldi

      12 dager siden

      I felt the same :) But it is pretty much force lever. He should have said pounds foot to make it less irritating. This is also a good explanation nonet.info/glo/video/ql2CeGyonJmszY8

  70. Nicolas Bertin

    Nicolas Bertin

    20 dager siden

    It would also be interesting to talk about instant torque. Electric engines apply their torque very quickly. A petrol engine will take much longer, coz explosion engines are much less efficient, they need to burn petrol and produce explosions, moving pistons, which is more wasteful and takes longer than converting electric energy to rotate a shaft. Diesel engine can apply torque quicker than petrol engines though, coz diesel engines are more efficient : higher compression rate, more efficient fuel. All of this is why a basic Tesla will destroy a Mustang or a Porsche on a short drag race.

  71. Dan Kelly

    Dan Kelly

    21 dag siden

    Horse power is power. Torque is power and mechanical advantage.

  72. Jun Yong Ng

    Jun Yong Ng

    21 dag siden

    Hi, engineer here. Good explanation but there's a couple of misleading points. 1. You can't spin both electric motors freely and claim that the small motor rotates twice as fast, thus can have 1/4 the torque but only 1/2 the hp. At peak rpm as shown in 5:16, the torque is effectively 0. This is true because if torque is > 0, the shafts will continue to accelerate. The rough calculations were close because the ratio of rpm at peak torque between the 2 motors is about the same as the ratio of peak rpm between them. 2. 6:25 - 6:35 you mentioned that torque can be felt but not horsepower. While this is true, it may mislead people into thinking that acceleration depends on torque and not horsepower. Let's talk about 2 hypothetical engines, A and B. A has high hp low torque. B has high torque low hp. Torque at the wheels is what matters and A can be geared down to produce more torque than B at any specific speed. Put the sports car engine in the truck with a custom gearbox (or a perfect CVT) and it will accelerate the truck faster than with a truck engine. The real reason why trucks need high torque engines is for fuel efficiency and reliability. You can't redline a high hp low torque engine for 12 hours everyday.

  73. Slavian Albanovich (Thor)

    Slavian Albanovich (Thor)

    21 dag siden

    The title is wrong : horsepower is a unit of measurement, while torque is a physical quantity and its unit of measurement is Newton X meter ; therefore the title should be: power and torque

  74. airborne1973ff

    airborne1973ff

    21 dag siden

    Your statement at around 6:20 that "you feel the torque, not the horsepower" is vaguely formulated and not entirely true. Also, the car footage suggests that you feel the torque of the engine, which is NOT correct. Since the engine is not connected to the wheels directly, you can only feel the torque after being magnified by the gear box. And, more importantly, the gear ratios will inevitably depend not on the engine torque but on the engine power (hp). Therefore, you are practically feeling the horsepower. If you disagree with me, compare the feeling of accelerating a low torque, high hp (by means of high RPM) vehicle vs a high-torque, low hp vehicle.

  75. illumi nadi

    illumi nadi

    21 dag siden

    Oh nice bruh, now I know what torque really is. It's helpful for car buyers to know what is optimal combination of hp and torque depending on their situation....more power dude❤👌

  76. Pedro Sanciny

    Pedro Sanciny

    22 dager siden

    Great video, thanks.

  77. David Scott

    David Scott

    22 dager siden

    Actually, you are feeling the horsepower that is applied to your body when you are accelerating or decelerating. Horsepower is a measure of power and power is force times acceleration.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      20 dager siden

      @Redtooth 75 wow man u r that bad?? F=ma » F=a P=N*m/s » P= F*v » P=a*v

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      20 dager siden

      @Igor Arkin its none of those, power is work or energy divided, not multiplied, by time. Or torque times angular velocity.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      21 dag siden

      True but Power is acceleration times speed. Power is force times speed. Choose one of these.

  78. Dr. Rhomboid Goatcabin

    Dr. Rhomboid Goatcabin

    22 dager siden

    Legos? What is "Legos?"

  79. Robert Walton-Sharp

    Robert Walton-Sharp

    22 dager siden

    Great visual explanation of power and torque and no whiteboard!

  80. dustin fisher

    dustin fisher

    22 dager siden

    -22 F go brr

  81. Sja-Anat

    Sja-Anat

    23 dager siden

    His voice is… something…

  82. Brekker Wise

    Brekker Wise

    24 dager siden

    Cant wait to learn so much, you do an awesome job explaining!

  83. Cj Gamer

    Cj Gamer

    24 dager siden

    Thank goodness he explained how many lbs is equivalent to a Newton

  84. Steve The Pirate

    Steve The Pirate

    24 dager siden

    It might have been worth mentioning that the torque generated by the truck engine is not only due to larger cylinder volume and piston diameter resulting in greater reciprocal force through combustion but equally important is the greater distance of the crank throw from the point of rotation creating a leverage effect for that force to act upon. It would have tied nicely into your example of torque measurement using the 1 metre lever bar on the bolt with the applied force.

  85. Sebastian Diaz Cota

    Sebastian Diaz Cota

    24 dager siden

    Best explanation ever

  86. Victor

    Victor

    24 dager siden

    Smart video. Will reference this with people who are oblivious

  87. Bodo Hempel

    Bodo Hempel

    25 dager siden

    Why does noone explaining the difference between hp and torque show that time doesn't matter for torque? You came close but a visual representation would have been easy at that point. E.g. it doesn't matter how long the bigger motor needs to move the "heavy attachment", important here is that it *can* move it (while the smaller motor *would* move it much faster but can't do it due to the lack of torque).

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      24 dager siden

      @Redtooth 75 anyways No movement means no power Slow movement or low load means low power Fast movement or high load means high power. Force does everything, but it has to be described through speed. You cant measure tq on wheels of two cars and do the judgement without knowing speed at which tq occurred. So tq is what needs to be factored with speed (time). Power includes them both so we don't need to know if it is 600hp @ 1800rpm (and, say, 30mph car's speed) or 600hp @ 6600 (at 180 mph): we r gonna move the same rock at the same speed with both engines

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      24 dager siden

      @Redtooth 75 r u sure you r answering a right person?

    • Redtooth 75

      Redtooth 75

      24 dager siden

      @Igor Arkin no, you can do any amount of work with any amount of power, it might just not be fast. You can hook up a tiny 1/10 hp electric motor and use gears to move a fully loaded semi truck. It just wont do it fast. Power is work/time.

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      24 dager siden

      Because that any "move" requires time/speed and u can do nothing with it. Power describes if you move it or not.

  88. cesar ortiz

    cesar ortiz

    25 dager siden

    The frantic hail neurophysiologically scorch because fuel immuhistochemically tease beneath a spiky snowman. big, relieved cough

  89. Joe Mat

    Joe Mat

    25 dager siden

    Great, thank you.

  90. Michael Fields

    Michael Fields

    26 dager siden

    It didnt make sense until the end, then it all made sense

  91. Bence Hortobágyi

    Bence Hortobágyi

    26 dager siden

    Ilove huv he says tourkqe

  92. Chong Moon

    Chong Moon

    26 dager siden

    The explanation is too length

  93. lar5

    lar5

    26 dager siden

    But why cant the Truck engineering ref higher then 3000 rpm?

    • Igor Arkin

      Igor Arkin

      25 dager siden

      Most likely it can. Main purpose of rev limiter or shift point (automatic transmission) is to not allow an engine operate at revs much higher after peak power where it is inefficient

  94. Skyler French

    Skyler French

    27 dager siden

    Say it. Say torque one more gotdamn time

    • driving 4 answers

      driving 4 answers

      27 dager siden

      Torque

  95. Alexander “Crusaq”

    Alexander “Crusaq”

    27 dager siden

    Thank you, now i understand a lot more about engines👍

  96. Stefano Borini

    Stefano Borini

    27 dager siden

    I always find it hilarious that due to the way the math works out with the gravitational acceleration, 1 newton is more or less the force of Earth's gravitational force on an average apple.

  97. Maciek Cieślik

    Maciek Cieślik

    27 dager siden

    Great video, problem was explained in the easiest way.

  98. RodrigoWest81

    RodrigoWest81

    28 dager siden

    Very nice, but still missing a key point that it's the horsepower that really matters to move a vehicle. If you have enough power, you can multiply the torque by reducing the gear ratio... A truck needs power at very low speeds, so the most effective way to have and deliver all this power is with a lot of torque.

  99. Matthew F

    Matthew F

    29 dager siden

    Thanks man, great explanation.

  100. Артем Дудник

    Артем Дудник

    29 dager siden

    Очень интересно, но них*я не понятно. Привет от projapan

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