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Traction (engineering)

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Traction, or tractive force, is the force used to generate motion between a body and a tangential surface, through the use of dry friction, though the use of shear force of the surface is also commonly used. [1]

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Adhesion railway

An adhesion railway relies on adhesion traction to move the train.

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Anti-lock braking system

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.

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Contact patch

Contact patch is the portion of a vehicle's tire that is in actual contact with the road surface.

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Continuous track

Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels.

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Drawbar pull

In automotive engineering, drawbar pull is the amount of horizontal force available to a vehicle at the drawbar for accelerating or pulling a load.

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Drifting (motorsport)

Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of a corner.

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In physics, a force is any interaction that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object.

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Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other.

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A half-track is a civilian or military vehicle with regular wheels at the front for steering and continuous tracks at the back to propel the vehicle and carry most of the load.

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Karl A. Grosch


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Motion (physics)

In physics, motion is a change in position of an object over time.

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Normal force

In mechanics, the normal force F_n\ is that component of the contact force that is perpendicular to the surface that an object contacts.

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Road slipperiness

Road slipperiness (low skid resistance due to insufficient road friction) is the technical term for the cumulative effects of snow, ice, water, loose material and the texture of the road surface on the traction produced by the wheels of a vehicle.

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Road texture

Road surface textures are deviations from a planar and smooth surface, affecting the vehicle/tyre interaction.

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Sandbox (locomotive)

A sandbox is a container on most locomotives, multiple units and trams that holds sand, which is dropped on the rail in front of the driving wheels in wet and slippery conditions and on steep grades to improve traction.

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Shear strength (soil)

Shear strength is a term used in soil mechanics to describe the magnitude of the shear stress that a soil can sustain.

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Siping (rubber)

Siping is a process of cutting thin slits across a rubber surface to improve traction in wet or icy conditions.

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Snow chains

Snow chains, or tire chains, are devices fitted to the tires of vehicles to provide maximum traction when driving through snow and ice.

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Tractive force

As used in mechanical engineering, the term tractive force can either refer to the total traction a vehicle exerts on a surface, or the amount of the total traction that is parallel to the direction of motion.

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The tread of a tire or track refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road or the ground.

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Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion.

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Weight transfer

Weight transfer and load transfer are two expressions used somewhat confusingly to describe two distinct effects: the change in load borne by different wheels of even perfectly rigid vehicles during acceleration, and the change in center of mass (CoM) location relative to the wheels because of suspension compliance or cargo shifting or sloshing.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traction_(engineering)

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