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ASCE 7 - Chapter 19

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ASCE 7 - Chapter 19

I am investigating the use of ASCE 7 Chapter 19, which seems like a way of approximating Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) without including it in the Building Model. If this chapter is implimented it could reduce the lateral loads for design and drift.

I have used modal analysis procedures for my project. I have looked and can not find any restriction in using the reduction along with the reduction for Modal Analysis or Site specfic analysis.

I am working my way through the chapter but have reached point where it seems i need shear wave velocity data to get the effective buidling period (Eqn Also procedures to get the values Ky and K-theta are not explicitly given and i am not sure which direction to go for those.

If anyone can offer some advice or tips on implementing this chapter i would greatly appreciate it.

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