Definition of Live load

1. Noun. A variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic.

Exact synonyms: Superload
Generic synonyms: Burden, Load, Loading



Definition of Live load

1. Noun. (roofing) Temporary load that the roof structure must be designed to support, as required by governing building codes. Live loads are generally moving and/or dynamic or environmental, (e.g., people, installation equipment, snow, ice or rain, etc.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Live Load

live blogged
live blogging
live blogs
live body
live bottom
live by the sword, die by the sword
live down
live drop
live free or die
live in
live in poverty
live in sin
live it up
live large
live life to the fullest
live load (current term)
live loads
live oak
live off
live off the land
live on
live on the edge
live on top of one another
live one
live ones
live oral poliovirus vaccine
live out
live over
live pair
live paycheck to paycheck

Literary usage of Live load

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1916)
"Considering differences in conditions it would seem that 16000 Ibs. for live load and impact correspond very well with 20000 Ibs. for dead load, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"He takes as the live load for a bridge two such engines, followed by a train of ... For all these reasons the stresses due to the live load arc greater than ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"Applying these rules to the columns of an office building gives, for the columns carrying the top floor, a live load of 40 Ib. per sq. ft. of floor area ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1916)
"Considering differences in conditions it would seem that 16000 Ibs. for live load and impact correspond very well with 20000 Ibs. for dead load, ..."

5. A Text Book on Roofs and Bridges by Mansfield Merriman, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1904)
"Compute the web stresses due to live load in the Pratt truss of a through ... In all the preceding examples, where a uniform live load per linear foot is ..."

6. A Text Book on Roofs and Bridges by Mansfield Merriman, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1896)
"In all the preceding examples, where a uniform live load per linear foot is used ... 63. the left has no live load. This assumption, however, is really an ..."

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