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business and finance civil engineering industry# How do you convert uniformly distributed load to point load?

Last Updated: 28th September, 2021

**Uniform Distributed Load To Point Load**

**loading**length. The answer will be the

**point load**which can also be pronounced as Equivalent

**concentrated load**(E.C.L). Concentric because

**converted load**will acts at the center of span length.

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Likewise, what is a uniformly distributed load?

A **uniformly distributed load** (UDL) is a **load** that is **distributed** or spread across the whole region of an element such as a beam or slab. In other words, the magnitude of the **load** remains **uniform** throughout the whole element. Other types of **load** include; **uniformly** varying **loads**, point **loads**, coupled **loads**, and so on.

Beside above, is weight a distributed load? When placed in steel storage racks, a uniformly **distributed load** is one whose **weight** is evenly **distributed** over the entire surface of the rack's beams or deck. A point **load** is a one with its **weight** significantly concentrated in one (or more) places on the rack's beams or decks.

Keeping this in consideration, how do you calculate point load?

A **point load** is an equivalent **load** applied to a single **point**, which you can **determine** by calculating the total **load** over the object's surface or length and attributing the entire **load** to its center. **Determine** the total length or area to which a **load** is applied.

How force is distributed?

**Distributed Forces**. A **distributed force** is any **force** where the point of application of the **force** is an area or a volume. **Distributed forces** can be broken down into surface **forces** and body **forces**. Surface **forces** are **distributed forces** where the point of application is an area (a surface on the body).