1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Confused with directions ><

  1. Mar 10, 2009 #1
    What does axial, transverse and torsional direction mean?

    What are the differences between them?
    Can someone please help me?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 10, 2009 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Welcome to PF!

    Hi NoBrainer! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    Axial and transverse are linear movements or forces, and torsional is rotational.

    Axial is along the length.

    Transverse is perpendicular to the length.

    Torsional means twisting, rotation about the length. :wink:
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Confused with directions ><
  1. Direct stress (Replies: 2)

  2. Direction of a moment (Replies: 3)

  3. MOSFET confusion (Replies: 9)

  4. Direction of Impulse (Replies: 2)