Force is an action which produces or tends to produce a change in a body’s state of rest or motion.
Force is measured in Newton (N).
Type of forces acting on a structural member:
The different types of forces acting on a structural member are:
- Tension (Tensile Force)
- Compression (Compressive force)
- Shear (Shear force)
- Torsion (Torque or twisting moment)