__Tractive Force Calculator__

__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)}.

__Tractive Force Formula__

__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/s^{2}.

__Tractive Force Calculation:__

__Tractive Force Calculation:__

- 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/s^{2}.

Tractive Force, TF_{(N)} = μ * m_{(kg) }* g_{(m/s2)}

TF_{(N)} = 0.3 * 1000 * 9.81

TF_{(N)} = 2943N.

- 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/s^{2}.

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.