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Vertical Earthquake Effect per ASCE 7-16 with ideCAD

How does ideCAD define vertical earthquake effect according to ASCE 7-16?

  • Vertical earthquake effect is applied automatically using Equation 12.4-4a.


SDS = Short period design response spectrum acceleration coefficient
Ev = Vertical seismic load effect
D = Dead load effect

Vertical seismic load effect is determined with Eq. 12.4-4a except for structures in seismic design category C, D, E, and F.

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