force couple

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Two equal, but oppositely directed forces acting simultaneously on opposite sides of an axis of rotation. Since the translatory forces (forces that produce linear motion) cancel out each other, a force couple produces torque (rotatory forces) only. The magnitude of the force couple is the sum of the products of each force and its moment arm.

force couple

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.