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FW: Vertical component of EQ in UBC97 and IBC2000

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> 	The vertical component of earthquake load as per UBC97 (1630.1.1)
> could be ignored for WSD method. What about the vertical load component as
> per IBC? I didn't see any item that permit to ignore this component in
> IBC. Does anybody know that could we neglect it or if it should be
> considered in all cases what is the reason that makes this difference in
> IBC w.r.t. UBC97?
> 
> Regards,
> Ali Karimzadegan
> M.S. C.E.
> PIDEC 
> Shiraz - Iran 
> 
> 

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