To calculate the capacity load ratio you must divide the required hours on a project by the amount of time available to complete it and multiply it by 100. For instance, if a project designer requires 80 hours to complete a project but they only have 60 hours available, they are at 133% — meaning they are overloaded.
How to Calculate Load Capacity?
When calculating the load capacity of a structure, engineers must consider a number of factors, including the material properties of the structure, the type of load being applied, and the desired safety factor.
The load capacity of a structure is the maximum amount of force that the structure can safely support. The material properties of the structure must be taken into account when calculating the load capacity.
The modulus of elasticity, or Young‘s modulus, is a measure of a material‘s ability to resist deformation under an applied force. The higher the modulus of elasticity, the greater the load capacity of the material.
The type of load being applied to the structure must also be considered. There are two types of loads: static and dynamic. Static loads are loads that are applied to the structure and do not change over time.
Dynamic loads are loads that are applied to the structure and do change over time. The desired safety factor is the factor by which the load capacity of the structure must be greater than the anticipated maximum load.
The safety factor is usually between 1.5 and 2.0. To calculate the load capacity of a structure, the following formula can be used: Load Capacity = Modulus of Elasticity x Area