What Are Loads?
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:
- Dead load (self-weight)
- Live load
- Wind load
- Snow load
- Seismic load
- Earth pressure
- Accidental loading
Before calculating the wind loads, the peak velocity pressure needs to be calculated. In this guide, we show how to do that.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Here’s an overview article about all loads used for buildings
In structural design, different load types are used depending on the element and the load itself. We differentiate between:
- Area load (on slabs, walls, facades, etc.)
- Line load (on beams, columns, frames, etc.)
- Point load (on columns, beams, etc.)
- Others like triangular load
In this guide we’ll show, what a uniformly distributed load is, how it’s visualized in engineering, real-world examples and much more
In this guide we’ll show, what a point load is, how it’s visualized in engineering, real-world examples and much more.🚀🚀
The snow load is applied differently on a rafter roof than the wind load. Learn in this guide how to apply snow, wind, live and dead load on structural elements.
Learn what loads act on roofs, how to calculate them & how they are applied on the structure (Dead load, wind load + 3more).