Floor Live Load Models and Pattern Load Effects

by Stuart G. Reid, Univ of Sydney, Sydney, Australia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability


Probabilistic models of sustained live loads and equivalent uniformly distributed loads are discussed with regard to pattern load effects. A simple equivalent pattern load is identified for continuous beams.

Subject Headings: Live loads | Load factors | Floors | Load distribution | Continuous beams | Structural models | Load and resistance factor design | Probability

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