# How do you convert distributed load to point load?

## How do you convert distributed load to point load?

Conversion of uniform distributed load to point load is very simple. By simply multiplying the intensity of udl with its loading length. The answer will be the point load which can also be pronounced as Equivalent concentrated load (E.C.L).

## What is point load and distributed load?

When placed in steel storage racks, a uniformly distributed load is one whose weight is evenly distributed over the entire surface of the rack’s beams or deck. A point load is a one with its weight significantly concentrated in one (or more) places on the rack’s beams or decks.

**What is the difference between point load and distributed load?**

Point load (P) is a force applied at a single infinitismal point at a set distance from the ends of the beam. Uniform distributed load (q) is a force applied over an area, denoted by q which is force per unit length. End slope (θ) is the angle that the beam makes at the end after it is deflected by the load.

### What is an uniformly distributed load?

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.

### What is point load?

A point load is an equivalent load applied to a single point, which you can determine by calculating the total load over the object’s surface or length and attributing the entire load to its center. Determine the total length or area to which a load is applied.

**What is a load point?**

Loading point: Loading point is one of the components of the shipping process and that can be maintained manually. For example, If you are moving a material from plant through a specific gate and it can be moved using a crane then in this example, Gate can be considered as shipping point and Crane as Loading point.