6 - Live loads- load whose magnitude and placement may...

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 Http://www.arch.ttu.edu/people/faculty/PowellR/Classes/2007/Fall/2351 Chapter 3: Loads on Buildings Load Types- Gravity Loads, Lateral Loads Units of Measurement: Pounds Kips; a kip = 1,000 pounds Loads even distributed over a surface, pounds per square foot (psf) Loads distributed over a linear element, (beam), pounds per foot (lb/ft, kips/ft) Gravity Loads- Dead loads- self weight of the building, does not vary over time.
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Unformatted text preview: Live loads- load whose magnitude and placement may change with time o Floor live load o Roof live load Rain load Snow load Lateral Loads Wind loads-primarily horizontal, lateral push on windside, lateral pull on leeward side, also exert an upward force on flat and low-slope roofs Earthquake load Other lateral loads o Earth pressure o Water pressure o Blast and impact loads...
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