dead load definition

  • noun:
    • See dead-weight.
    • The weight of a structure it self, including the fat of fixtures or equipment forever attached with it.
    • a continuing load on a structure (example. a bridge) as a result of the weight of the supported framework itself
  • adjective:
    • a continuing, motionless load, while the body weight of a structure, in distinction from a moving load, as a train of automobiles, or a variable force, as of wind.

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