ASCE 7-05 SEISMIC LOAD CALCULATION

- Contents:
- Important notes on sisimic load effect on ASCE 7-05, Sec 12.4
- ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure
- Example 1: Building frame systems with ordinary steel concentric braced frame
- Example 2: Building frame systems with ordinary reinforced concrete shear wall
Important Note on seismic load effects on ASCE 7-05, Sec 12.4
1. Seismic design shall include both effective from horizontal seismic and vertical seismic force. The seismic force, E, appears in load
combinations
1.2 D + 1.0 E + L
*
+ 0.2S
0.9 D + 1.0 E
shall include both horizontal and vertical effects,
E = E
h
± E
v
(AISC 7-05 Eq. 12.4.1 & 12.4.2)
where E
h
is effect of horizontal seismic force, E
v
is effect of vertical seismic force.
2. In seismic design category, D, E, & F (except special condition in section 12.3.4.1 and 12.3.4.2), horizontal seismic load effect shall
include redundancy factor, p (= 1.3)
E
h
= p Q
E
(AISC 7-05 Eq. 12.4.3.)
where Q
E
is effect of horizontal seismic shear force calculated based on seismic base shear V, or F
p
from equation for components,
non-structural elements, etc.
3. For strength design, vertical seismic load effect shall be calculated as
E
v
= 0.2 S
DS
D (AISC 7-05 Eq. 12.4.4)
where S
DS
is seismic parameter, D is effect of dead load.
The load combinations become
(1.2+0.2S
DS
) D + p Q
E
+ L
*
+ 0.2S
(0.9- 0.2S
DS
) D + p Q
E

4. For allowable stress design, vertical seismic load effect shall be include in load combination as
(1.0 + 0.14S
DS
)D + 0.7 p Q
E

(1.0 + 0.105S
DS
)D + 0.525 p Q
E
+ 0.75 L + 0.75 (L
r
or S)
(0.6 - 0.14S
DS
)D + 0.7 p Q
E

ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure
Applicability

Equivalent lateral force procedure is limited to be used in

1. Seismic design category A.
2. Seismic design category B and C, (except light framed construction, see 6)
3. Regular structure with T < 3.5 T
s
in Seismic design category D, E, and F
4. Irregular structure in Seismic design category D, E, and F with horizontal irregularities Type, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and T < 3.5 T
s
.
5. Irregular structure in Seismic design category D, E, and F with vertical irregularities Type 4, 5a and 5b and T < 3.5 T
s
.
6. Light framed construction in occupancy I & II, more than 3 stories high, or occupancy III & IV, more than 2 stories high, and
regular light frame structures with T < 3.5 T
s
in seismic design caterogy D, E, and F.

where T
s
= S
D1
/S
DS
.

Procedure

1. Determine weight of building, W.
2. Determine 0.2 second and 1 second response spectral acceleration, Ss and S1 from Figure 22-1 to 22-14
3. Determine Site class from Chapter 20 or from soil report.
4. Determine site coefficient, F
a
, from Table 11.4.1.
5. Determine site coefficient, F
v
, from Table 11.4.2
6. Determine adjusted maximum considered earthquake spectral response acceleration
parameters for short period, SMS and at 1 second period, SM1.
SMS = F
a
S
s
(Eq. 11.4-1)
SM1
= F
v
S
1
(Eq. 11.4.2)
7. Determine deign spectral response acceleration parameters for short period, SDS
and at 1 second period, SD1.
SDS =(2/3) SMS (Eq. 11.4.3)
SD1 =(2/3) SM1 (Eq. 11.4.4)
8. Determine Important factor, I, from Table 11.5.1
9. Determine Seismic design category from Table 11.6-1, & 11.6-2
10. Determine Response modification factor, R. from Table 12.2-1
check building height limitation
11. Determine seismic response coefficient from Eq. 12.8-1
C
s
= SDS / (R/I)
12. Determine approximate fundamental period from Eq. 12.8-7
T = Ct h
n
x

where
h
n
is the height of building above base.
C
t
= 0.028, x = 0.8 for steel moment resisting frame,
C
t
= 0.016, x = 0.9 for concrete moment resisting frame,
C
t
= 0.03, x = 0.75 for eccentrically braced steel frame,
C
t
= 0.02, x = 0.75 for all other structural frame

13. Check if T < 3.5 S
D1
/S
DS
.

14. Determine Maximum seismic response coefficient Eq. 12.8-3 and 12.8-4
C
smax
= SD1 / [ T(R/I)] for T s T
L

C
smax
= SD1 / [T
2
(R/I)] for T > T
L

where T
L
is long-period transition period in Figure 22.15 to 22.20.
15. Minimum seismic response coefficient, Eq 12.8-5 & 12.8.6
C
smin>
0.01
If S
1
> 0.6g, C
smin
> 0.5 S1 / (R/I)
16. Determine Seismic response for strength design from 12.8-1
V = C
s
W


Example 1: Building frame systems with ordinary steel concentric braced frame
Given:
Code: ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure
Design information:
Weight of building, W = 500 kips
0.2 second response spectral acceleration, S
s
= 0.25
1 second response spectral acceleration, S
1
= 0.1
Long-period transition period, T
L
= 12 sec
Building frame systems with ordinary steel concentric braced frame
Building category II
Building height: 30 ft
Soil Profile: E
Requirement: Determine seismic base shear
Solution:
Site coefficient, F
a
= 2.5
Site coefficient, F
v
= 3.5
Design spectral response acceleration parameters
SMS = F
a
S
s
= 0.625 (Eq. 11.4.1)
SM1 = F
v
S
1
= 0.35 (Eq. 11.4.2)
SDS =(2/3) SMS =0.417 (Eq.11.4.3)
SD1 =(2/3) SM1 =0.233 (Eq. 11.4.4)
Seismic design category B from Table 11.6.1, category C based on Table 11.6.2.
Use category D.
From Table 12.2.1, No limit for building frame system with ordinary steel concentric braced frame
Response modification factor, R = 3.25
Important factor, I = 1 (Table 11.5.1)
Seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12.8-1)
C
s
= SDS / (R/I) = 0.128
Fundamental period (Eq. 12.8-7), C
T
= 0.02, x = 0.75
T = CT h
n
0.75
= 0.256 sec
< (3.5)(S
DS
/S
D1
) = (3.5)(0.417/0.233)=1.96 O.K.
Maximum seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12.8-3)
T < T
L
= 12 sec
C
smax
= SD1 / [(R/I) T] = 0.192
Since S
1
= 0.1 < 0.6, Minimum seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12.8-5)
C
smin
= 0.01
Seismic base shear for strength design
V = C
s
W = (0.128)(500) = 64 kips

Example 2: Building frame systems with ordinary reinforced concrete shear wall
Given:
Code: ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure
Design information:
Weight of building, W = 1000 kips
0.2 second response spectral acceleration, Ss = 0.5
1 second response spectral acceleration, S1 = 0.15
Soil profile class: C
Building frame systems with ordinary reinforced concrete shear wall
Building category II
Building height: 40 ft
Requirement: Determine seismic base shear for strength design
Solution:
Site coefficient, F
a
= 1.2
Site coefficient, F
v
= 1.65
Design spectral response acceleration parameters
SMS = F
a
S
s
= 0.6 (Eq. 11.4.1)
SM1 = F
v
S
1
= 0.247 (Eq. 11.4.2)
SDS =(2/3) SMS =0.4 (Eq. 11.4.3)
SD1 =(2/3) SM1 =0.165 (Eq. 11.4.4)
Seismic design category C from Table 11.6.1, category C based on Table 11.6.2.
Use category C.
From Table 12.2.1, no limit for building frame system with ordinary shear wall for category C.
Response modification factor, R = 5
Important factor, I = 1 (Table 11.5.1)
Seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12.8-1)
C
s
= SDS / (R/I) = 0.08
Fundamental period (Eq. 12.8-7), C
T
= 0.02, x = 0.75
T = CT h
n
0.75
= 0.318 sec
< (3.5)(S
DS
/S
D1
) = (3.5)(0.4/0.165)=1.44 sec O.K.
Maximum seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12.8-3)
T < T
L
= 12 sec
C
smax
= SD1 / [(R/I) T] = 0.104
Since S
1
= 0.15 < 0.6, Minimum seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12.8-5)
C
smin
= 0.01
Seismic base shear for strength design
V = C
s
W = (0.08)(1000) = 80 kips

.2SDS) D + QE 4.2 SDSD (AISC 7-05 Eq.4) where SDS is seismic parameter.0. and 5 and T < 3. For allowable stress design.2+0.75 L + 0.0. 3. For strength design. 2. E. The load combinations become (1. Regular structure with T < 3.75 (Lr or S) (0. D is effect of dead load.525 QE + 0. Irregular structure in Seismic design category D. E.0 + 0.3.7 QE ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure Applicability Equivalent lateral force procedure is limited to be used in 1. vertical seismic load effect shall be calculated as Ev = 0.6 . and F 4. see 6) 3.5 Ts in Seismic design category D.2SDS) D QE + L* + 0. (except light framed construction.105SDS)D + 0. 4.14SDS)D + 0.4. vertical seismic load effect shall be include in load combination as (1.7 QE (1. 2.2S (0.14SDS)D + 0.9. Seismic design category A. Seismic design category B and C.0 + 0. and F with horizontal irregularities Type.5 Ts. 12.

6-1.6-2 10. 11. more than 3 stories high.2) 7. 5a and 5b and T < 3. Determine site coefficient.5.1 9.4. from Table 11. SDS and at 1 second period. where Ts = SD1/SDS. I. Fa. and F with vertical irregularities Type 4. SM1. SDS =(2/3) SMS (Eq. Determine site coefficient. Determine Response modification factor. 4. SMS = Fa Ss (Eq. Determine adjusted maximum considered earthquake spectral response acceleration parameters for short period. SMS and at 1 second period.2 6. 11. Ss and S1 from Figure 22-1 to 22-14 3. 6. from Table 11. Determine Important factor. 11. Determine deign spectral response acceleration parameters for short period. Determine Seismic design category from Table 11.4.8-1 Cs= SDS / (R/I) 12. W. E. or occupancy III & IV. 12. 11. Determine approximate fundamental period from Eq.2 second and 1 second response spectral acceleration.4. Light framed construction in occupancy I & II. Determine seismic response coefficient from Eq. and regular light frame structures with T < 3.8-7 T = Ct hnx where hn is the height of building above base.4. from Table 12.5 Ts in seismic design caterogy D. & 11. SD1. R.4-1) SM1 = Fv S1 (Eq.2-1 check building height limitation 11. and F. from Table 11. 5. Procedure 1.1.4. Fv.3) SD1 =(2/3) SM1 (Eq. .5. Determine 0.5 Ts . Determine Site class from Chapter 20 or from soil report. 12. 2.4) 8. E. Determine weight of building. Irregular structure in Seismic design category D. more than 2 stories high.

028. Ct = 0. Ct = 0.016.8-5 & 12. Ct = 0. Csmin 0. W = 500 kips 0.8-4 Csmax= SD1 / [ T(R/I)] for T TL Csmax= SD1 / [T2(R/I)] for T TL where TL is long-period transition period in Figure 22.9 for concrete moment resisting frame.5 S1 / (R/I) 16.75 for eccentrically braced steel frame. Ss = 0. Minimum seismic response coefficient. x = 0. 14.2 second response spectral acceleration. 15.20.25 1 second response spectral acceleration. 12.6 Csmin 0.75 for all other structural frame 13. Determine Maximum seismic response coefficient Eq. S1 = 0. Eq 12.03.02.15 to 22.5 SD1/SDS.8.8-3 and 12.01 If S1 0.8-1 V = Cs W Example 1: Building frame systems with ordinary steel concentric braced frame Given: Code: ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure Design information: Weight of building.Ct = 0.1 Long-period transition period. Check if T < 3. Determine Seismic response for strength design from 12. TL = 12 sec Building frame systems with ordinary steel concentric braced frame Building category II Building height: 30 ft Soil Profile: E Requirement: Determine seismic base shear .6g. x = 0.8 for steel moment resisting frame. x = 0. x = 0.

256 sec < (3.2) SDS =(2/3) SMS =0.6.8-1) Cs= SDS / (R/I) = 0.6.01 Seismic base shear for strength design V = Cs W = (0.625 (Eq.5)(SDS/SD1) = (3.417/0.75 T = CT hn0. 12. x = 0.4.1.5.11. Fa = 2.192 Since S1 = 0.417 (Eq.4) Seismic design category B from Table 11. From Table 12.128)(500) = 64 kips Example 2: Building frame systems with ordinary reinforced concrete shear wall Given: Code: ASCE 7-05 Equivalent lateral force procedure Design information: Weight of building. 11. 12.25 Important factor. 11. I = 1 (Table 11.5)(0. W = 1000 kips . 12. Fv = 3.96 O.1 < 0. category C based on Table 11.1) SM1 = Fv S1= 0.233)=1.75 = 0.128 Fundamental period (Eq.6.K.02. 11. Use category D.Solution: Site coefficient.3) SD1 =(2/3) SM1 =0. Minimum seismic response coefficient (Eq.5 Site coefficient.4.1. CT = 0.4.1) Seismic response coefficient (Eq. Maximum seismic response coefficient (Eq.2.5 Design spectral response acceleration parameters SMS = Fa Ss = 0.8-3) T < TL = 12 sec Csmax= SD1 / [(R/I) T] = 0. R = 3.2.35 (Eq.4.8-7). No limit for building frame system with ordinary steel concentric braced frame Response modification factor.233 (Eq. 12.8-5) Csmin= 0.

5)(0.8-1) Cs= SDS / (R/I) = 0.2.K. Fv = 1.165)=1.6.01 Seismic base shear for strength design V = Cs W = (0. 12.4.4) Seismic design category C from Table 11. Response modification factor.4.6 (Eq. x = 0.165 (Eq. R = 5 Important factor.0. Minimum seismic response coefficient (Eq.1.3) SD1 =(2/3) SM1 =0.2) SDS =(2/3) SMS =0.5. category C based on Table 11.8-5) Csmin= 0.4. Maximum seismic response coefficient (Eq.247 (Eq.08)(1000) = 80 kips . I = 1 (Table 11. 11.4/0.4 (Eq. S1 = 0.2 second response spectral acceleration.1.6. CT = 0.8-3) T < TL = 12 sec Csmax= SD1 / [(R/I) T] = 0. Use category C.5 1 second response spectral acceleration. no limit for building frame system with ordinary shear wall for category C.5)(SDS/SD1) = (3.2 Site coefficient.75 T = CT hn0.6.02.1) Seismic response coefficient (Eq. 12. From Table 12. 11. 11. 11.65 Design spectral response acceleration parameters SMS = Fa Ss = 0.1) SM1 = Fv S1= 0.08 Fundamental period (Eq. 12.44 sec O.318 sec < (3.75 = 0. 12.104 Since S1 = 0.2.15 < 0. Fa = 1.8-7). Ss = 0.15 Soil profile class: C Building frame systems with ordinary reinforced concrete shear wall Building category II Building height: 40 ft Requirement: Determine seismic base shear for strength design Solution: Site coefficient.4.

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