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RE: Building Natural Frequency

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>I am curious how everybody comes up with the natural frequency of a
>Does everybody have to input every building into a structural software
>package to get this? All of the new codes I have seen require frequency in
>order to calculate wind and seismic loads.

For tall (multi story ) structures I use a software program.  For one story
where the roof loads are normal, I use simple formulas.

Where is the natural frequency required for building wind loads???  I have
determined frequencies for stack design and vortex shedding but never for
building designs.

Ronald Hill, P.E.
HILL Consulting Engineering
PO BOX 26525
Birmingham, Alabama 35260 USA
Phone: 205.823.4784
FAX: 205.823.4145
Email: ronhill(--nospam--at)
Efax: 509.275.8095

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