Load factor


Load factor

Load factor may refer to:

* Capacity factor, the ratio of the actual output of a power plant over a period of time and its output if it had operated a full capacity of that time period
* Load factor (aerodynamics), n, is the vector expressed by the ratio of the resulting mass force acting on an aircraft and the weight of the aircraft, n=(W+Fi)/|W|=(g+a)/g=1+a/g where W is the weight of the aircraft and Fi is the inertia force
* Load factor (transportation), the ratio of revenue passenger miles to available seat miles of a particular transportation operation (ie, a flight, a train, etc).
* Load factor (computer science), the ratio of the number of records to the number of addresses or indexes within a data structure, see hash table
* Load factor (electrical) is the average power divided by the peak power over a period of time, see demand factor
* Load factor (structural) is a number by which a specified load is multiplied to determine the required design load, see dead load, live load and structural design


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