design load


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design load

[di′zīn ‚lōd]
(design engineering)
The most stressful combination of weight or other forces a building, structure, or mechanical system or device is designed to sustain.

Design Load

 

in structural mechanics, the product of the standard load and an overload factor that takes into account the possibility of an adverse deviation of the design load. In the design of the shape of a structural element for strength and stability, the load is usually assumed to be greater than the standard load. In the design for endurance and tipping stability, it is taken to be less than the standard load. The design load is taken as equal to the standard load in the design for strains and displacements. The concept of design load is used primarily in the calculation of structural designs with respect to limit states.

design load

1. The total load on a structural system for the worst combination of loads and forces which it is designed to sustain.
2. In an air-conditioning system, the maximum heat load which it is designed to handle.

design load

The specified load below which a structural member, or a part thereof, is not designed to fail. It is usually expressed as the probable maximum limit load. Normal operating load is very much lower.
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The initial design load was 35 MVA whereas the allocated load as per authority as 25MVA.
In order to gain a better understanding of the actual loads imposed on the heat pumps, the average hourly delivered capacity of the heat pumps, manufacturer's maximum capacity performance data, and the ACCA Manual J design load point are plotted against the corresponding outdoor air temperature (OAT) in Figures 1 and 2.
The computation procedure started from zero time point and continued by a constant increment of the design load magnitude to reach the calculated eccentric vibratory and surcharge force magnitudes.
The ultimate strength of each P-clamp sample after jet fuel submersion was greater than the design ultimate load of 556N (125lbf), with the average ultimate load being 28% higher than the design load.
2005) experimentally examined the creep response of I-joist and solid-sawn floor systems subjected to 40 percent of their design load for 120 days.
The simulation studies were done for a design load resistance of 6[OMEGA] and a design load inductance of 5[micro]H.
It now carries 24million vehicles a year, twice its design load, and it is predicted it could have to close to lorries by 2013.
The corresponding design load (P) of the unbraced web was calculated using the NDS (AF&PA 1997a) guidelines excluding the slenderness limitation of 50.
A300s worldwide have experienced at least seven incidents where the vertical stabilizer has been subjected to forces beyond the design load limit of the fin.
Pole sections to be fabricated as per attached drawings and design load calculations.
Since the bracing is designed to resist a percentage of the axial load in the web, the higher axial load due to this assumption results in a higher design load in the brace.

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