Classification Of Loads

A load may be defined as the combined effect of external forces acting on a body. The loads may be classified as:
1- Dead loads
2- Live or fluctuating loads
3- Inertia loads or forces
4- Centrifugal loads or forces.

The other way of classification is
1- Tensile loads
2- Compressive loads
3- Torsional or twisting loads
4- Bending loads
5- Shearing loads

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