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[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] I am using MBMA '96 and I can't understand this seismic load combinations. Can anyone explain them to me and also tell me what Av is?

(a) [(1.1+0.5Av)xDead]+(0.5xFloor Live)+(R x Roof Snow)+Seismic
(b) [(0.9-0.5Av)xDead] + Seismic

On the other hand, can I use LRFD with MBMA96?

Thank you,


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