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IBC 2000 ~ 2003, Base Shear

IBC 2000 ~ 2003, Base Shear

IBC 2000 ~ 2003, Base Shear

I have to update a calc of base shear from IBC 2000 to IBC 2003. I see only one eq (16-56) relevant. Is it so simple now? no consideration to SD1. Thx in advance for your comments

RE: IBC 2000 ~ 2003, Base Shear

Not so simple...Cs is computed from Sd, etc

RE: IBC 2000 ~ 2003, Base Shear

Eqn 16-56 is for using the simplified procedure.  Looking at section in ASCE 7-02 you will see that there are 4 equations to be calculated.  The first is for Cs and the rest are for the upper and lower bounds of Cs.  The variables used are Sds, Sd1 and S1.


RE: IBC 2000 ~ 2003, Base Shear

The IBC 2003, through ASCE 7-02, equivalent lateral force calculations are almost identical to 2000. The approximate period calcs are a little different and I think they clarified the insane requirement to iterate to determine Ax. I can't remember if anything else changed, but the results end up being very similar.


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