Buildings, Bridges, Wind Turbines and any other structure are designed to withstand loads. If the structure can’t withstand the loads acting on it, it fails.

In this section you’ll learn about the different types of loads, how to calculate them, how to apply them and much more.

Structural loads are the representation of actions/influences on structures that are caused by nature, humans, machinery etc and the structural elements must be designed to withstand those actions. In general, the most used loads when designing a building are:

• Earth pressure
• Imperfection

Learn what the dead load is, how to calculate it and how to apply it to different static systems.

Live load – all you need to know

Learn what the live load is, where and how it is used, and what values are used for the different categories.

How To Calculate The Peak Velocity Pressure {2024}

Before calculating the wind loads, the peak velocity pressure needs to be calculated. In this guide, we show how to do that.

Wind Load Calculation On Walls [A Beginner’s Guide]

The horizontal wind loads are an essential part of the structural design of a building. In this guide, you’ll learn how to calculate them.

How To Calculate The Wind Loads Of A Flat Roof [2024]

The vertical wind loads on flat roofs are an essential part of the structural design of the roof. In this guide, you’ll learn how to calculate them.

Wind Loads On A Pitched Roof {A Structural Guide}

The wind loads on a pitched roof are an essential part of the structural design of the roof. In this guide, you’ll learn how to calculate them.

Wind load calculation on an arched roof (Example)

After we have already covered the wind velocity, wind loads on walls, flat roofs and pitched roofs, this time we calculate the wind load for – a structure most structural engineers probably do not work…

Snow Load Calculation Of Pitched Roofs {Step-By-Step Guide}

In this blog post we will show how the characteristic snow load of a pitched roof is calculated according to Eurocode. Pitched roofs are for example purlin, rafter or collar beam roofs. The calculation of…

How To Calculate The Snow Load Of A Flat Roof {2024}

The snow load is a crucial parameter in every structural design. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show how to calculate the snow load for flat roofs.

The 7 Types of Loads on Structures & Buildings (Practical Guide)

Learn what loads act on structures and buildings and how to apply them (Dead, snow, live load + 4 more).

In structural design, different load types are used depending on the element and the load itself. We differentiate between:

• Line load (on beams, columns, frames, etc.)
• Point load (on columns, beams, etc.)

Uniformly Distributed Load [All YOU Need To Know]

In this guide we’ll show, what a uniformly distributed load is, how it’s visualized in engineering, real-world examples and much more

Point Loads: What They Are and How to Calculate Them

In this guide we’ll show, what a point load is, how it’s visualized in engineering, real-world examples and much more.🚀🚀