Load Tables

Some information about Load Tables

Load Tables help you account for the forces acting on a structure. This answers the question “What can it hold?”
Here are some terms to watch for when you read a Load Table:

  • SPAN:
    The length of a structure between support points. Simple spans include only two supports.
  • UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED LOAD:
    Also referred to as UDL. This is a load that is spread evenly along the entire length of a span. Some examples include cables, curtains, scenic drops, conduit, pipes.
  • CENTER POINT LOAD:
    Single load placed at the center of the span.
  • THIRD POINT LOAD:
    Two loads applied at 1/3 distance of the span.
  • QUARTER POINT LOAD:
    Three loads spaced at 1/4 the distance of the span.
  • FIFTH POINT LOAD:
    Four loads spaced at 1/5 the distance of the span.

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