Last edited 06 Sep 2019

Uniformly Distributed Load

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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.

If, for example, a 20 kN/m load is acting on a beam of length 10m, then it can be said that a 200 kN load is acting throughout the length of 10m (20kN x 10m).

Other types of load include; uniformly varying loads, point loads, coupled loads, and so on.

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