# What is the difference between factored and Unfactored load?

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**factored load**is a**load**multiplied by a certain**factor**designated by codes of practice to drermine the strength of a structural members such as reinforced concrete. Whereas the**unfactored loads**are used to meet the elastic or linear limit state (below the yield limit) of structural members.A.

### What is allowable stress design?

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**stress design**(in USA construction more commonly called**allowable stress design**) is a**design**philosophy used by civil engineers. The designer ensures that the**stresses**developed in a structure due to service loads do not exceed the elastic limit.#### What is a breaking load?

Definition of**breaking load**. : stress or tension steadily applied and just sufficient to**break**or rupture.#### What is maximum breaking load?

Safe Working**Load**(SWL) sometimes stated as the Normal Working**Load**(NWL) is the**maximum**safe force that a piece of lifting equipment, lifting device or accessory can exert to lift, suspend, or lower, a given mass without fear of**breaking**. Usually marked on the equipment by the manufacturer.#### What is the minimum breaking strength?

**Minimum Breaking Strength**(MBS) The**minimum**amount of**force**required to**break**this object. Often referred to as**tensile strength**or**breaking strength**. Not to be confused with "Working Load Limit" or "**Yield Strength**".

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### What is allowable strength?

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**allowable stress**or**allowable strength**is the maximum**stress**(tensile, compressive or bending) that is allowed to be applied on a structural material. The**allowable**stresses are generally defined by building codes, and for steel, and aluminum is a fraction of their yield**stress**(**strength**):#### What is the meaning of design strength?

**design strength**. 1. The load-bearing capacity of a member computed on the basis of the allowable stresses which are assumed in**design**. 2. The assumed values for the**strength**of concrete, and the yield stress of steel on which the theoretical ultimate**strength**of a section is computed.#### What is RC structure?

*Reinforced concrete (RC) is a**composite**material in which concrete's relatively low**tensile**strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher**tensile**strength and/or ductility.#### How do we reinforce concrete?

**Reinforced concrete**.**Reinforced concrete**,**Concrete**in which steel is embedded in such a manner that the two materials act together in resisting forces. The**reinforcing**steel—rods, bars, or mesh—absorbs the tensile, shear, and sometimes the compressive stresses in a**concrete**structure.

Updated: 28th November 2019