Question :

Dead loads are basically static in nature, is constant for a long period of time. This loads also includes the own weight of the structure. Such kind of immovable structural load is like weight of the walls, plasterboard, carpet, flooring material, roofing material etc.

Live load is dynamic in nature, can change over a time period. This kind of load is very unstable. Impact, momentum, vibration are under this category of loading. The perfect example of the live load is vehicle moving over the bridge. Roof and floor live loads are produced during maintenance by workers, equipment and materials, and during the life of the structure by movable objects, such as planters and people.

Let us assume that a beam can carry a load of wkN/m.

Total load = (3 * 0.15* 25 +w)kN/m=11.25 +w kN/m

Factored Load = 1.5 *Â 11.25 +w kN/m

M=wl * l/8

Assuming, friction between slab and top flange will provide continous lateral support to the whole of the top (compression) flange, there is no possibility of lateral buckling, so the effective length over which the compression flank can buckle =0, thus L= 10m (sonsidering span = 10m) and bending failure can only occur so yielding so Mb = Ms.

Universal Columns (UC) and Universal Beams (UB) are refered to as "I Sections" or "H Sections". The differenciation in UB and UC lies in their Depth to With ratio. The depth of UB is greater than its width and difference is quite big, making it easy to spot. Unlike a universal beam, the UC's width is roughly equal to their depth.

The increased depth in case of UB results in higher loading capabilities than UCs, however there is not always enough space to use a UB. An example is a 203 x 133 UB 30. The first number is the depth of the beam, the second is the width and the last number is the weight (in this case 30) per metre in kilograms. Again, by multiplying the total beam length in metres by the weight per metre we can quickly work out what is the total weight of the beam.

Universal columns are the most often used section for structural steel purposes. A 152 UC 23 is 152 mm wide and 152 mm deep. The last number (23 in this example) is the weight per metre in kilograms. Universal columns are mainly used for columns, however their small depth compared to universal beams make them ideal load bearing members when height is limited (which is quite often the case in residential projects).