Definitions for "AXIAL FORCE"
A force tending to elongate and shorten a member. Base Angle - An angle secured to a wall or foundation used to attach the base of the wall paneling.
Push (compression) or pull (tension) force acting along the length of a member. Usually measured in pounds, kips (1000 lbs.), tons (2000 lbs.) or the metric equivalents.
The number of pounds of tension or compression in a truss member acting parallel to the length of the member resulting from a load applied to the truss.