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samsarani (Petroleum) (OP)
11 Jul 11 14:40
Dear All

Please guide me about in checking drift in etabs software for 6 storey building  which force is considered (seismic force or combined force)?
thanks
 
allam84 (Structural)
22 Jul 11 8:09
Dear,
 In order to check the building displacement for each floor in Etabs, you have to show the deformed shape for the building for the load case which cause the lateral displacement or find the story drift in the display menu - show table (ex, Seismic in x direction. if you are using the UBC97 as reference, refer to item no. 1630.10.2 to find the maximum allowable drift for each story and your building.
 

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