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dead load

[′ded ‚lōd]
(mechanics)

Dead load

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

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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where [[mu].sub.sdt] is the factor for additional long-time deflection at time, t, applied to initial deflection caused by superimposed dead load and t(s) is the time at which the superimposed dead load is applied.
This factor is obtained making the ratio between the load at which each specimen reaches the permissible active deflection for the partition walls and the total standard load (total dead load + total live load).
Conclusions: Analysis for construction loads indicated that first segment near the face of the pier was over prestressed due to cantilever tendons during construction to resist the total dead load of the girder and other construction loads.
where DL represents the dead load and LL the live load.
the external VRL and dead loads of the structure were collected to the respective vectors and matrices [F.sub.inf], [F.sub.sup] , [F], Fc of the bounds and combinations of loads; 4.
In the equations, RF is the rating factor, C is the structural capacity, Rn is the nominal member resistance (as inspected), DC is the dead-load effect of structural components and attachments, DW is the dead-load effect of wearing surfaces and utilities, P is the permanent loading other than dead loads, LL is the live-load effect, IM is the dynamic load allowance, [[gamma].sub.DC] is the LRFD load factor for structural components and attachments, [[gamma].sub.DW] is the LRFD load factor for wearing surfaces and utilities, [[gamma].sub.P] is the LRFD load factor for permanent loads other than dead loads, [[gamma].sub.L] is the evaluation live-load factor, [[phi].sub.c] is the condition factor, [[phi].sub.s] is the system factor, and f is the LRFD resistance factor.
* The live and dead loads that are expected to act on the pole and its foundation,
The IRHD method is based on the use of dead loads (weights).
However, concern has occasionally been expressed in the industry about their ability to reliably withstand the stresses of live and dead loads, thermal cycling, and other environmental conditions over a long service life.
Continue on down through the house, adding in the five and dead loads for each floor as you go.