Dead Load Calculator


About Dead Load Calculator (Formula)

The Dead Load Calculator is a tool that helps calculate the weight of a structure or object due to its own weight or the weight of the materials that make it up.

The term “dead load” refers to the weight of the structure or object itself and does not include any additional loads such as people, furniture, or equipment.

The formula used to calculate the dead load is


where DL is the dead load, V is the volume of the member/beam/etc, and D is the density of the member/beam/etc.

This calculator is often used in the field of construction, engineering, and architecture to ensure that a structure is able to safely support its own weight and the weight of any additional loads.


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