Tension

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

tension compressiontension 4Tension, abbreviated as T, is the force (pressure) acting on a material.

 

Tension formulas

\(\large{ T =   W + m \; a }\)   
\(\large{ T =   m \; g + m \; a }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ T }\) = tension \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\) 
\(\large{ a }\) = acceleration \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\)
\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration \(\large{ \frac{ft}{sec^2} }\) \(\large{ \frac{m}{s^2} }\)
\(\large{ m }\) = mass \(\large{lbm}\) \(\large{kg}\)
\(\large{ W }\) = weight \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\) 

 

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