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).

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.

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.