live loadlive load
Engineering any load not constant in its application, as the moving traffic carried by a bridge or other structure in addition to its own weight
A moving, variable weight added to the dead load or intrinsic weight of a structure or vehicle.
(usually uncountable, plural live loads)
- (roofing) Temporary load that the roof structure must be designed to support, as required by governing building codes. Live loads are generally moving and/or dynamic or environmental, (e.g., people, installation equipment, snow, ice or rain, etc.)