What is a Point Load Calculator?
A “Point Load Calculator” is a tool used to calculate the reaction force at a support or point in a structure due to an applied load at a specific distance from the support.
It is commonly used in structural engineering to assess the impact of loads on supports.
Why use a Point Load Calculator?
Using this calculator is important for several reasons:
- Structural analysis: It helps engineers determine the forces acting on supports in a structure.
- Design optimization: Assessing point loads aids in designing supports that can safely withstand applied loads.
- Load distribution: Understanding the reaction forces is crucial for designing structures with proper load distribution.