Enter the total load and the individual load into the calculator to determine the distribution factor. This calculator helps in understanding how a load is distributed among different components or units.

Distribution Factor Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the distribution factor:

DF = IL / TL


  • DF is the distribution factor
  • IL is the individual load (units)
  • TL is the total load (units)

To calculate the distribution factor, divide the individual load by the total load.

What is a Distribution Factor?

A distribution factor is a ratio that represents the proportion of an individual load to the total load. It is often used in engineering, logistics, and financial planning to allocate resources, costs, or workloads among various components or units. Understanding the distribution factor is crucial for efficient planning and optimization of resources.

How to Calculate Distribution Factor?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Distribution Factor.

  1. First, determine the total load (TL) in units.
  2. Next, determine the individual load (IL) in units.
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = DF = IL / TL.
  4. Finally, calculate the Distribution Factor (DF).
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Total Load (TL) = 500 units

Individual Load (IL) = 50 units