Dead load

Dead load,

Definition of Dead load:

  1. The intrinsic weight of a structure or vehicle, excluding the weight of passengers or goods.

  2. Weight of a structure (such as a bridge or building) itself. See also live load.

How to use Dead load in a sentence?

  1. You need to know what sort of weight a dead load can hold before you bring to much across it.
  2. There was a lot of dead load there and I knew that if it was any heavier, then it would probably fall over.
  3. Highways are built to withstand millions of tons of pressure, but the dead load of thousands of trucks everyday quickly wears down the pavement.
  4. 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