Why metals break on dynamic load but not on static load of same magnitude?

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That isn't necessarily true. If the metal is under repeated dynamic loading, it becomes a matter of material fatigue and not strength. For instance, if you bend a paper clip back and forth repeatedly, it becomes easy to break. The material properties have changed (more brittle) due to the repeated dynamic load.

In the case of impact or blast loading, it is actually the opposite. Materials often have the ability to withstand much larger loads than they could statically, but for very short durations (on the scale of milliseconds).



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Dynamic load- Any load which is nonstatic, such as a wind load or a moving live load.

Static Load - Any load, as on a structure, which does not change in magnitude or position with time

Is load the same as resistance?

Depending on who is asking about, it could be. But strictly speaking, no. When referring to "load", this could be resistance and reactance (Load at a certain power factor).

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What is a example of a dynamic load?

A Person walking on a bridge, wind, cars on a bridge. Basically anything that doesn't stay on that structure forever.

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Is imposed load same as live load?

Imposed loads - or live loads, movable loads that act on the structure when it is in use Imposed load = Live load ;)

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