What Does Static Loads Mean?
Static loads, otherwise known as dead loads, are loads that don't change with time; they remain constant. Determining static, dynamic and other loading conditions is an important part of the design process for buried pipes.
It is necessary to carry out static load calculations to ensure safe and quality construction of buried pipes and for pipe installation methods such as pipe jacking or direct pipe. These methods are trenchless pipe installation techniques that do not require excavation and are carried out below the earth's surface.