Concentrated load

concentrated load

[′kän·sən‚trād·əd ′lōd]
(mechanics)
A force that is negligible because of a small contact area; a beam supported on a girder represents a concentrated load on the girder.

Concentrated load

A load acting on a very small area of the structure’s surface; the exact opposite of a distributed load.

concentrated load

A load acting on a very small area of a structure, as differentiated from a distributed load.
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An ice dam creates a concentrated load at the eaves and limits how well snow can slide off a sloped roof.
Assuming a concentrated load, the force to bend that shaft 0.
Experimental studies were conducted on composite beams subjected to single concentrated load applied at the mid-span.
Thanks to a number of their properties like being non-toxic in biologic systems, high surface-to-volume aspect ratio and having conjugated surfaces appropriate for bonding with bio-molecules, gold nanoparticles act as perfect carriers which are able to target the infection spots with a concentrated load of an antibacterial drug.
The product is designed to carry a 300 lb concentrated load, is available in various finishes and is eligible for LEED credits.
The fan vault as a critically slim conoid skin distributes self loads throughout its rotated curved surface as structure, and is without the concentrated load patterns of ribbed geometry found in Gothic architecture.
The initial state of equilibrium of the cable loaded by a concentrated load is shown in Figure 2.
We have the scheme (the section) of a long rectangle plate, embedded at its lengths boundaries, with a concentrated load in the middle and a uniformly load on the surface of the plate (Fig.
Tests in an abandoned egg shaped brick sewer lined with an ungrouted CIPP showed that the shear failure at the brickwork crown produced a concentrated load on the liner that is clearly inconsistent with uniform radial pressure required in the buckling model.

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