How to use dead load in a sentence
In a three-span bridge the theoretical advantage of continuity is about 49% for a dead load and 16% for a live load.
The four cables support a dead load of 7140 tons and a live load of 4017 tons.
All large beams support a uniform dead load consisting of their own weight.The Mechanical Properties of Wood | Samuel J. Record
The effect of dead load on a wooden beam may be two or more times that produced by an immediate load of the same weight.The Mechanical Properties of Wood | Samuel J. Record
Litvinov would have flown into a rage, but for a dead load lying on his heart.Smoke | Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
British Dictionary definitions for dead load
the intrinsic invariable weight of a structure, such as a bridge. It may also include any permanent loads attached to the structure: Also called: dead weight Compare live load
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