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Seismic Analysis

Seismic Analysis: ASCE-7 and IBC 2012 Provisions

    As mentioned in the previous article, Seismic Analysis: UBC 97 provisions, the seismic analysis in the design of buildings especially high rise towers is a very important factor to consider. Because earthquake loads together with the wind loads…
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Basics of Diaphragm Action

Shear Walls

    DIAPHRAGM DIAPHRAGM is horizontal or nearly horizontal system acting to transmit lateral forces to the vertical resisting elements. The term “diaphragm” includes horizontal bracing systems. There are two popular types of diaphragm namely rigid diaphragm and semi-rigid Diaphragm. The…
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Understanding Seismic Parameters

    Understanding the different seismic analysis parameters is an integral part of the seismic analysis. It is very important for a structural designer to thoroughly understand each of these parameters to be able to come up with a convincing…
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