# Tractive Force Calculator, Formula, Tractive Force Calculation

## Tractive Force Calculator

Enter the values of the coefficient of friction, μ, mass, m(kg), and gravity, g(m/s2) to determine the value of tractive Force, TF(N).

 Enter Coefficient of Friction: Enter Mass: kg Enter Acceleration Due to Gravity: m/s2 Result – Tractive Force: N

## Tractive Force Formula

Tractive force represents the force used to generate motion between a body and a tangential surface, through the use of friction and gravity.

Tractive Force, TF(N) in Newtons is calculated by multiplying the coefficient of friction, μ  by the mass of the object, m(kg) in kilograms and the acceleration due to gravity, g(m/s2) in metres per second squared(9.81 m/s² on Earth).

Tractive Force, TF(N) = μ * m(kg) * g(m/s2)

TF(N) = tractive force in Newtons, N.

μ = coefficient of friction.

m(kg) = mass in kilograms, kg.

g(m/s2) = acceleration due to gravity in metres per second squared, m/s2.

### Tractive Force Calculation:

1. Calculate the tractive force required to move a 1000 kg car on a road with a coefficient of friction of 0.3.

Given: μ = 0.3, m(kg) = 1000kg, g(m/s2) = 9.81m/s2.

Tractive Force, TF(N) = μ * m(kg) * g(m/s2)

TF(N) = 0.3 * 1000 * 9.81

TF(N) = 2943N.

1. Suppose the tractive force required to move an object is 500 N, with a coefficient of friction 0.25 and using the acceleration due to gravity.

Given: μ = 0.25, TF(N) = 500N, g(m/s2) = 9.81m/s2.

Tractive Force, TF(N) = μ * m(kg) * g(m/s2)

m(kg) = TF(N) / μ * g(m/s2)

m(kg) = 500 / 0.25 * 9.81

m(kg) = 203.88kg.