Dead Load

Dead Load Calculator

Superstructure dead load calculator enables both imperial and metric unit system. Calculator aims to calculate maximum moment due to self weight of girder, wet weight of slab(deck) and superimposed dead loads.

Firstly, needed informations are girder area, unit weight of concrete and span length to calculate maximum moment due to self weight of girder.

Moreover, needed informations are slab thickness and girder spacing to calculate maximum moment due to wet weight of slab.

Lastly, needed informations are girder number, span width, sidewalk average thickness and width. Also, needed informations are wearing surface thickness, and unit weight of wearing surface concrete to calculate maximum moment due to superimposed dead loads.

Please use “.” for decimal digits between numbers, for example girder depth is 1.5 meters.

Drawings are representative to show only what are the needed informations and where the maximum moment occurs.