What is a live load and a dead load?
Also to know is, what is considered a live load?
Refers to loads that do, or can, change over time, such as people walking around a building (occupancy) or movable objects such as furniture. Live loads are variable as they depend on usage and capacity. However, design codes can provide equivalent loads for various structures.
Likewise, is snow a live load or dead load? Live loads are those loads produced by the use and occupancy of a building or structure and do not include construction loads, environmental loads (such as wind loads, snow loads, rain loads, earthquake loads and flood loads) or dead loads (see the definition of “Live Load” in IBC 202).
Secondly, how do you calculate live load and dead load?
SO, total Dead Load = 2.5 + 0.5 = 3 KN/m2. For Live Load you have to see permissible Live load values in IS-875. Generally for residential purpose we take it 3 KN/m2. The value of LIVE LOAD is different for different structures & for that you have to see IS-875.
What is typical roof dead load?
Dead Loads The dead load on a roof is the weight of the roof structure itself, along with any permanently attached materials or structures on the roof, so it must be designed, first of all, to support itself. The dead load of a typical asphalt-shingled, wood-framed roof is about 15 pounds per square foot.