- Imposed load
All external loads acting on the member to be designed are called imposed or superimposed loads.
It include live load, wind load, earthquake load, etc. Part of dead load may also act as imposed load.
- Service loads
The maximum intensity of load expected during the life span of the structure is known as service load.
It depends upon a certain probability of occurence. No additional factor of safety or over load factor is included in the service load.
- Factored loads
service loads increased by some factor of safety or overload factor are called factored loads.