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 > -----Original Message-----
 > From:    Shafat Qazi [SMTP:seaint-ad(--nospam--at)]
 > Sent:    Wednesday, March 22, 2000 7:56 PM
 > To:  seaint(--nospam--at)
 > Subject: Re: Quick/Easy Question for Seismic List
 > Michael:
 > 17.76 inches is wrong. Your answer of 1.48 inches appears to be correct, 
 > although little less than I am used to see. (0.166%)
 > The height used should be in feet not in inches. The formula uses feet.
 > See 
 > then definition of the story height.
 > Hope that helps.
 > Shafat 

17.76" is correct for a 74' total height, and the drift formula is unitless.
This is your inelastic drift limitation that the building is expected to 
undergo under actual EQ load.

Now, for design, your elastic drift under design EQ load should not exceed 
the inelastic drift calculated above divided by 0.7R.


Oshin Tosounian, S.E.