What is Force and Types of Forces

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:

  1. Tension (Tensile Force)
  2. Compression (Compressive force)
  3. Shear (Shear force)
  4. Torsion (Torque or twisting moment)

 

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