live load


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live load

The amount of additional weight that can be safely added to a building without structural failure or stress.It includes furniture,equipment,and people. Contrast with dead load.

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Caption: Figure 11: Displacement under the load case of the dead and live loads: (a) new composite scheme; (b) cable-stayed megastructure.
The observed maximal error values are related to the span that was not subjected to the live load (Figure 5(b)).
These brakes are sized to resist all live loads placed on the fixture such as robotic drilling equipment pressing on the wing skin, personnel walking on the fixture doing manual operations, and loading and unloading of parts.
Two types of loads apply to a bridge: dead and live loads. The fundamental statistical parameters of these loads that are most extensively used are the bias factor [lambda], which is the ratio of the mean to the nominal value, and the coefficient of variation V.
(2) It is proposed that the next version of the Mexico City Building Code changes the load factor combination values corresponding to dead load and live load. The proposal is to use [[gamma].sub.D] = 1.3 and [[gamma].sub.L] = 1.5 instead of [[gamma].sub.D] = 1.4 and [[gamma].sub.L] = 1.4.
The distribution of live loads and the self-weight of the slabs (transferred from the slabs to the beams) are based on the envelope distribution model.
where RF = rating factor; R = component resistance (bending, shear, etc.); D and L = dead load and live load effects corresponding to R respectively; and I = dynamic allowance (impact) factor.
The design scheme of a classical suspension bridge affected both by the dead load g and the live load p is shown in Fig.
3/25/2009 ADDITIONS/REMODELS 1471 KERVON CT EUG KAUFMAN AARON E & JANICE M Convert interior storage area to office-study; bath area approved as a bedroom, live load, with the bathroom window as egress.
A STRETCH of motorway was blocked for more than seven hours after a lorry full of chickens overturned and spilled its live load.
The 2003 International Residential Code[R] (IRC[R]) specifies a live load of 40 pounds per [ft.sup.2] (psf) for decks and 60 psf for balconies.
3.) Composite cross-section [A.sub.C2] = [A.sub.C] + [E.sub.S1]/[E.sub.C] x [A.sub.S1] + [E.sub.S2]/[E.sub.C] x [A.sub.S2] consisting of bearing cables, concrete and additional cables for post-tensioning is carrying additional dead load and live load (relevant modulus of elasticity is [E.sub.C] for concrete).