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Write short note on design load, characteristic load, characteristic strength?
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Characteristic Strength:

It also called compressive strength, tested on compressive strength testing machine.


It is Characteristic compressive Strength of concrete bellow which 5% of test result not expected to fall.

Design load:

Design load includes the summation of following items, used for design purpose of a structure.

Design load = Dead load + live load.

Dead load includes: Weight of floor finish, slabs, Column, furniture, ETC.


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