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Floors - Live Loads

Floors and minimum uniformly distributed live loads.

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Minimum uniformly distributed live loads:

Floors - Live Loads
UseLive Load
(psf)(N/m2)
Attics, no storage with roof slope no steeper than 3 in 12 10 479
Attics, limited storage 20 958
Balconies 60 2873
Decks 40 1915
Fire escapes 40 1915
Garages, passenger cars 50 2394
Sleeping rooms 30 1436
Stairs 40 1915
  • 1 psf (lbf/ft2) = 47.88 N/m2 (Pa)

How to Calculate Load in N?

If you have the mass in kg - the load in N can be calculated as

F = m g                 (1)

where

F = load (N)

m = mass (kg)

g = gravitational acceleration (9.81 m/s2)

Example - Calculate the Load from a 800 kg Pallet

The load from a pallet with mass 800 kg can be calculated as 

F = (800 kg) (9.81 m/s2

  = 7848 N

  = 7.8 kN

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