# Live load

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## live load

[′līv ′lōd]
(mechanics)
A moving load or a load of variable force acting upon a structure, in addition to its own weight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## Live load

A load that is not permanently applied to a structure, as compared with a dead load representing the building component’s permanent weight.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

## live load

The moving or movable external load on a structure; includes the weight of furnishings of a building, of the people, of equipment, etc., but does not include wind load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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where the tension (thrust) forces in the leftmost strip due to the complex action of the distributed dead and live loads (g + p) can be expressed as
This would be the desired level within a build station and considering a range of live loads coming in and out of the fixture.
The mean value and standard deviation of the designed dead and live loads for each girder are calculated based on the specifications provided in Section 3.
(i) The reliability of structures is nearly uniform for different load ratios when using the proposed combination; however, when using the combination of [[gamma].sub.D] = 1.4 and [[gamma].sub.L] = 1.4 the structural reliability tends to decrease as the values of load ratios [r.sub.c] (high live load) decrease, which is undesirable.
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.
--Deck live load of 40 psf and dead load of 10 psf (note that other gravity loads may control residential deck ledger design such as snow and concentrated loads such as planters; as well as lateral loads from wind or seismic);
Force change caused by live load and temperature change ([H.sub.LIVE]--[H.sub.1(reo)]) is carried by cross section [A.sub.C2].
No doubt you're familiar with terms such as "dead load" and "live load," but what do they really mean?
In addition, it must bear the weight of someone climbing up there to retrieve a Frisbee or to clean the gutters, and any extra weight from snow and ice or the force of the wind (the live load).
Depending on the method of construction, the difference between a floor that has the loading capacity of 150 pounds per square foot live load or one with 300 pounds may only be a dollar or two more for each square foot erected.
At this point in the development of loss-of-weight feeding, there were still some disadvantages, one being the very large dead load to live load ratio of the hopper and feeder equipment related to the actual ingredient quantity to be weighed.

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