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calling all engineers and wheelbuilders.(5 posts)

calling all engineers and wheelbuilders.jaybird
Sep 22, 2003 2:01 PM
Why does the wheelsmith spoke tensiometer measure tension in Newton/meters? Shouldnt it just be newtons since it is measuring force. On the same note park talks about using Kgf or kilograms force. Again, shouldn't that be just newtons?

thanks,
Jay
noAlexx
Sep 22, 2003 3:24 PM
Force has acceleration. Nothing is accelerating on a static spoke.
re: calling all engineers and wheelbuilders.SenorPedro
Sep 22, 2003 4:18 PM
The tensiometer measures tension in N/m because it is measuring surface tension. The standard tension is measured in N.
Tension is measure N here's a good link explaining whyContinental
Sep 23, 2003 5:58 AM
The other two posts are not quite right, and if you're engineers, please turn in your license before you hurt someone. Read this, it very simple and clear.

http://www.cord.edu/dept/physics/p128/lecture99_13.html
Also, Kg force is equivalent to NContinental
Sep 23, 2003 6:07 AM
A Kg force is equal to one kg of mass times the gravitational acceleration of 9.8 m/sec^2, so 1 kg force is 9.8 N.