Civil Engineering - Theory of Structures - Discussion


If Q is load factor, S is shape factor and F is factor of safety in elastic design, the following:

[A]. Q = S + F
[B]. Q = S - F
[C]. Q = F - S
[D]. Q = S x F

Answer: Option D


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Manish Panday said: (Oct 14, 2017)  
Safe load=ultimate load /factors of safety.

S=Q/F. Where, S=safe load, Q=Load factors and F=factor of safety.

Dheeraj said: (Feb 24, 2020)  
@Manish Pandey.

It's not safe load. It is a shape factor.

And not ultimate load. Its load factor.

There is a big difference between them.

So don't make it your own formulas.

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