|Simple Span, Uniform Loading, By Load Type|
In design, it is important that you know what types of loads are being applied to your members so you can adjust accordingly. For example, members supporting primarily dead loads would be sized for strength and total load deflection whereas members supporting mostly live loads would be limited in live load deflection ("bounce").
You'll note that the previous example has been expanded to differentiate between the types of load being applied. The effect that each load type has on the total load stresses and deflections is seen by moving vertically down columns "B" and "C".
|What if we want to know the deflection at some point between the support and the mid-span? We'll see how to calculate that in the next example.|