What is traction?
The drive is a work which occurs when two opposing forces together exert pressure on a structure or object making it to stretch or simply move from its place of origin.
Normally, a body that is subjected to traction deforms a little, like a rubber band that we can stretch and that narrows in its transverse parts. But in that case, little by little it returns to its natural state, not so with other solid objects , whose deformation can be permanent acting with a different nature than what is expected.
Not all materials can be subjected to tension . Steel and some types of wood are an example of this, those and some other materials are resistant to traction.
It should be noted that traction is also called the action of dragging a vehicle to move it around . Like horse-drawn wagons, this is called animal traction.
Examples of Traction
- Urban power lines
- Steel wires
- Hanging bridges
- Strings of musical instruments such as guitar
- Carts drawn by horses or oxen
- Pull a garter holding its two ends
- Shooting with a slingshot
- Stretch canvas ceilings
- One car towing another using a rope or using a trailer
- Cable of a construction crane
- Columns and pillars that support the load in a building
- Chair or table legs
- Platforms the bridges
- Cut something with scissors
- Tighten or remove a screw