live load definition

  • noun:
    • A moving, adjustable weight included with the lifeless load or intrinsic body weight of a structure or vehicle.
    • Temporary load that the roof construction needs to be made to support, as needed by governing building codes. Real time loads are moving and/or powerful or ecological, (e.g., men and women, set up gear, snowfall, ice or rain, etc.)
    • a variable load on a structure (example. a bridge) such as moving traffic
  • adjective:
    • a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.

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