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Seismic Forces on Non-Structural Members (EC8)
Seismic Forces on Non-Structural Members (EC8)

ProtaStructure calculates non-structural member forces according to EC8 Chapter 4.3.5.

In the current document, calculations details about non-structural members earthquake force and parameters such as seismic coefficient are explained.

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Seismic Forces on Non-Structural Members (ASCE07-16)
Seismic Forces on Non-Structural Members (ASCE07-16)

ProtaStructure calculates non-structural member forces according to ASCE- 7-16 Chapter 13.3.

In the current document, calculations details about non-structural members earthquake force and parameters such as seismic coefficient are explained

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Beam Design to Eurocode
Beam Design to Eurocode

This design guide discusses the Beam Design to Eurocode 2 Design Code BS EN 1992-1-1:2004. 

Users who wish to understand the analysis and design calculation for storey beams, are recommended to read this document. 

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Differential Axial Deformation Effect (DADE) in 3D Analysis of Buildings
Differential Axial Deformation Effect (DADE) in 3D Analysis of Buildings

This design guide discusses the Differential Axial Deformation Effect (DADE) of columns and walls due to 3D analysis of multi storey buildings. 

The methods to reduce this effect using stiffness adjustment (Area Factor) & FE Floor Analysis are explored. 
Users who find unexpected force diagram of a multi-storey building, especially bending moments in top storey beams, are recommended to read this document. 

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Column Punching Shear Checks
Column Punching Shear Checks

ProtaStructure’s punching shear check is an interactive design tool. You need to use it carefully on one column, or a group of the similar column(s) at a time to review/establish the correct design settings. Having done so rechecking can be carried out in a more automatic fashion.

In this design guide, we will show what this check can do for you, and illustrate the scope & limitations of which you need to be aware.

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ProtaStructure Rib & Waffle Slab Loads Design Guide
ProtaStructure Rib & Waffle Slab Loads Design Guide

In this document, calculation and decomposition of loads on ribbed and waffle slabs are explained.

Modeling and design of ribbed and waffle slabs are out of the scope of this document.

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ProtaStructure Design Guide - Pad Footing Design to TS500
ProtaStructure Design Guide - Pad Footing Design to TS500

In this document, pad footing design in accordance with TS500 is explained. An arbitrary pad footing is selected and it is designed under a single load combination.

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Results Sign Method for Response Spectrum Analysis
Results Sign Method for Response Spectrum Analysis

Check this article on the sign of the results after response spectrum analysis and different options to work with them.

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Equivalent Lateral Force Analysis According to IBC
Equivalent Lateral Force Analysis According to IBC

In this case study, the equivalent lateral forces acting on a 4 story residential reinforced concrete building is determined using the procedures described in International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018).

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Equivalent Lateral Force Analysis According to UBC 97
Equivalent Lateral Force Analysis According to UBC 97

In this case study, the equivalent lateral forces acting on a 4 story residential reinforced concrete building is determined using the procedures described in the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC 97).

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