Seismic design methods

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Seismic design methods

To design members and walls for the results of a seismic analysis:

  • For geographic regions categorised as “low seismicity” it is acceptable to assume “ductility class low” applies. Under these conditions the seismic analysis results can be fed into “conventional” design, see Seismic analysis and conventional design
  • Certain conditions (e.g. “high seismicity”) necessitate that a “seismic” design is performed - additional design and detailing requirements have to be applied in this situation, see Seismic analysis and seismic design
    Note: The additional design and detailing requirements of “seismic” design are only supported in Tekla Structural Designer for the ACI/AISC and the Indian Head Codes.
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