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Does wheel diameter affect torque?
For a traditional rear wheel drive vehicle: a small diameter rear wheel will increase torque to the ground and result in faster acceleration, at the expense of higher engine rpm for a given speed over ground.
How much torque does a car wheel need?
The optimum torque value for your car or mounted rims can be found in the vehicle manual. It depends on the car model, rim size, design (aluminium or steel rims) and number of bolts. It is normally between 110 N⋅m and 120 N⋅m.
What is the radius of a car wheel?
The wheel radius is half the wheel diameter, the distance from the centre of the wheel, the axle, to the outer edge. A car’s tyre must coincide with the diameter of its wheels. The specifications are provided on the sidewall of a tyre.
How much torque do you need to change a tire?
A quick glance at a lug nut torque chart shows that most lug nuts should be torqued between 80 and 100 ft-lbs.
How do bigger wheels affect car?
If you choose bigger wheels, you will improve the stability of your car and the range of braking distance will be shortened; A larger diameter means that the wheel will be heavier and consequently speed will be slightly compromised during acceleration (depending also on the torque of the car);
Does torque affect the turning radius of a front wheel drive?
At first the answer seems to be no – the turning radius is determined only by the maximum steering lock. But then I thought about it, and torque could come into it, for a front wheel drive car. A tyre has only so much total grip to give. Some of that grip is used in turning, and some used in propelling the car forward.
How do you calculate the required wheel torque?
To verify the vehicle will perform as designed in regards to tractive effort and acceleration, it is necessary to calculate the required wheel torque (Tw) based on the tractive effort. Tw [lb-in] = TTE [lb] x Rw [in] x RF [-]
What is the relationship between torque and speed of a motor?
Torque is result of tangential force on wheel multiplied by radius of wheel. Speed of motor depends on that torque which acts as a resistance. Generally as torque on a motor increases, speed decreases.
How is the turning radius of a car determined?
The turning radius is determined by the amount of steering lock allowed by the wheels that turn. If you turn the wheels all of the way to the right (or left – doesn’t matter) and drive in a circle, measure the distance across that circle from outside tire to outside tire, that measurement is referred to as the turning radius.