Design Loads


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Design Loads
1010403Design Loads
Introduction A structure must be designed and constructed so as to safely resist the applied load. The applied load consists of dead loads, live loads, and environmental loads. Dead load includes the self-weight of the structure and permanent fittings and equipment. Live load includes the weight of the structure's occupants and contents. Environmental loads include the effects of snow, wind, earthquake, rain, and flood. Additional loads may also be imposed by the self-straining forces caused by temperature changes, shrinkage, or settlement. The design of a structure must take into consideration the different combinations of loads that may be applied to…
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Alan Williams, Ph.D., S.E., F.I.C.E., C. Eng.: Steel Structures Design: ASD/LRFD. Design Loads, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export