Term of the Road Dictionary

live load

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Structures Other Structures and General Items
  • Definition : Load not permanently applied to a structure but likely to occur during the service life of the structure (excluding environmental loads) [ACI/PIARC]. Note: the term "superimposed load" is generally synonymous with live load, although a distinction is sometimes made between the superimposed dead load caused by movable partitions, etc., and the live load caused by people [TERMIUM Plus®].
  • Synonyms : superimposed load

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