Apply seismic loads

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Apply seismic loads

Use the Seismic Wizard to define all the parameters required to set up the seismic loadcases and combinations.

Restriction: The Seismic Wizard is not currently available for the Australian AS:1170.4 loading code variant.

Create seismic loads in the Seismic Wizard

  1. On the Load tab, click Seismic Load > Seismic Wizard...

    The Seismic Wizard opens.

    Note: The parameters in the Seismic Wizard vary according to the loading code that you have selected in Model Settings.
  2. In the Seismic Wizard, define the necessary parameters for the seismic loading and load cases. To go to the next page, click Next.
  3. Once you have defined the parameters, click Finish.

    The Combination Generator dialog box opens.

  4. In the Combination Generator dialog box, define the seismic load combinations.
  5. Click Finish.

Display the horizontal design spectrum

After running the Seismic Wizard, you can view the horizontal design spectrum.

  1. On the Load tab, click Seismic Load > Horizontal Spectrum.
  2. If necessary, in the Properties window, you can switch Direction between Dir 1 and Dir 2.

Delete seismic loads

On the Load tab, click Seismic Load > Delete Seismic.

Tekla Structural Designer deletes all the previously defined seismic loads in your model.

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