Definition of Dead load:
The intrinsic weight of a structure or vehicle, excluding the weight of passengers or goods.
Weight of a structure (such as a bridge or building) itself. See also live load.
How to use Dead load in a sentence?
- You need to know what sort of weight a dead load can hold before you bring to much across it.
- There was a lot of dead load there and I knew that if it was any heavier, then it would probably fall over.
- Highways are built to withstand millions of tons of pressure, but the dead load of thousands of trucks everyday quickly wears down the pavement.
- A jacking operation to transfer 4000 t of the towers 6000 t dead load to underlying chalk bedrock.
Meaning of Dead load & Dead load Definition