Dead load


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dead load

[′ded ‚lōd]
(mechanics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Dead load

The weight of all permanent and stationary construction materials or equipment in a building. See also live load.
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dead load

1. The weight of a structure itself, including the weight of fixtures or equipment permanently attached to it. Compare with live load.
2. The load imposed on a pipe located in a trench and covered by infill; depends on the depth and width of the trench, and the density and character of the infill material.
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On the contrary, after the girder erection, a considerable amount of immediate deflection and long-term deflection due to dead loads such as topping and common duct partially offset the camber.
Load (N/[m.sup.2]) Joist + compression layer dead load 3,500 Flooring + ceiling dead load 1,000 Partition walls dead load 1,000 Total dead load 5,500 Quasipermanent live load 600 Service load 6,100 Total live load 2,000 Total standard load 7,500 ACI 318 load test Load 9,435 Deflection increase limitation (mm) 3.11 Table 2: Mechanical properties of materials.
The asymmetrical load was applied on the bridge model with different ratios of the live and dead load components ([gamma] = p/g).
The vetor of elastic displacements [u.sub.e,c] of the structure subjected to the dead load [F.sub.c] is calculated.
where RF = capacity reduction factor; [R.sub.n] = nominal capacity corresponding to the type of load for which the rating is being conducted (e.g., bending moment, shear, etc.); [n.sub.D] = number of dead load comparisons; [n.sub.L] = number of live loads other than the rating vehicle; [[gamma].sub.Di] = dead load factor in the ith dead load; [[gamma].sub.Li] = live load factor for the ith live load other than the rating vehicle; [[gamma].sub.R] = live load factor for the rating vehicle; [L.sub.R] = nominal live load effect for the rating vehicle; and [m.sub.FLE] = factor to account for the significance of the overload to FLE.
(2002) conducted a numerical study on FA and PA walls carrying dead load. They determined that PA walls carrying sufficient dead load have strength similar to that of FA walls that are not carrying dead load.
The additional dead load applied to the floors accounts for items such as partitions, ceiling, mechanical ductwork, electrical items, plumbing, and so forth.
With this method, the bridge's dead load is transferred through the rollers into the rack and then into the pivot pier as the bridge opens.
Main goal of defined procedure is to achieve desired shape of bridge deck under dead load and to optimize the number of bearing and post-tensioning cables.
Many older homes weren't framed to handle that much dead load. And new shingles just don't last as long over existing shingles due to the increased heat build-up in the mass of asphalt.
In general, locate the bolted field splices near the dead load inflection points for continuous girders.