A uniformly distributed load has a constant value, for example, 1kN/m; hence the "uniform" distribution of the load. Each uniformly distributed load can be changed to a simple point force that can be used to determine th... More »

In the field of engineering, a point load is a load applied to a single, specific point on a structural member. It is also known as a concentrated load, and an example of it would be a hammer hitting a single nail into a... More »

The structural strength of steel is calculated by measuring the pounds of applied force through the direct method or the effective width method. The calculated equation provides the yield strength of the steel. More »

A lever is a basic machine people use to move a load around a pivot by applying force. Many common tools, such as scissors, pliers and tongs are types of levers. More »

A class 2 lever is a lever with the fulcrum or joint at one end, with the load that is being carried in the middle. The effort, which is the object lifting or pulling the lever, is at the opposite end from the fulcrum. More »

Every forklift maintains its balance while carrying a load by using a cantilever system positioned on a fulcrum, which is the machine's front wheel axle. The cantilever system is similar to a simple teeter-totter, a devi... More »

A load factor is calculated with the following formula: Load Factor = Month's kWh Usage / (Peak Demand or KW x 730). A load factor is simply the energy load on a system compared to its maximum potential or peak load for ... More »