factor of adhesion


noun Railroads.

the ratio of the force that can be exerted on driving wheels with full traction to the weight on the driving wheels, usually expressed as a percentage.

Nearby words

  1. factor ii,
  2. factor iii,
  3. factor in,
  4. factor iv,
  5. factor ix,
  6. factor of production,
  7. factor of safety,
  8. factor v,
  9. factor vii,
  10. factor viii

Also called adhesion, adhesive factor.

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