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:
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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