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UBC 1997: Clause 1630.

9 Drift

 =0.7 RS

=Maximum Inelastic Response Displacement

S = Design Level Response Displacement (Story Displacements)

R = Response Modification Factor

Limiting Conditions:

shall not be greater than 0.025 times story height when time period is less than 0.7 seconds

shall not be greater than 0.020 times story height when time period is greater than 0.7 seconds

Story Drifts Limitations:


For usual cases of time periods greater than 0.7 seconds and R = 5.5 (Concrete IMRF)

S = / 0.7 R
S = 0.020/0.7x5.5
S = 0.0052

i.e. story drifts as obtained from structural analysis shall not be greater than 0.0052