Vertical Distribution of Seimic Force
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:26 PM
The problem I see is by summing the seismic weight for each floor your forgetting to account for the wall weights below the midheight of the first floor. Am I wrong for thinking this needs to be accounted for? ASCE7 states that is should be “total design lateral shear at the base of the structure”.
Thanks you for your help.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:44 PM
Let me know if I'm off track. I don't have the book and am guessing for the most part...
Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:16 PM
Hope I'm explaining this all right, thanks.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:08 PM
I am still a little hesitant as ASCE calls the variable V the "total design shear at the base of the structure". I mean if I was calculating the base shear for a one story building I wouldn't ignore the wall weights below the midheight of the wall in my calculation.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:46 AM
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