Angular vector forces occur when ropes are passed through a deviation or a directional pulley.
Dependent on the angle created, this can have a multiplying effect on the forces that are felt at the deviation or directional pulley components and the associated anchor points.
Force is an influence that has both magnitude and direction, it is usually given in the dynamic unit of Newtons (N). For ease of explanation we have used kilograms on this page.
Deflection Angle of 20°
Deflection Angle of 45°
Deflection Angle of 60°
Deflection Angle of 90°
Deflection Angle: The Calculations
Deflection Angle: Using the Percentage Factor
Looking at it from a different angle
Included Angle of 75°
Included Angle of 60°
Included Angle of 45°
Included Angle: The Calculations
Included Angle: Using the Percentage Factor
Angular Vector Force Graph
The graph below displays the force applied to the deviation or directional pulley anchor point in comparison to the relationship between the deflection angle and the included angle.