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Re: Spectral acc. coeffs. in IBC2003

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The maps in the IBC are just to make the book pretty.  I dont think anybody
actually uses them.  Values are obtained by punching in the zip code or the
latitude/longitude information into a software program.  The program
contains the information on the maps.  Los Angeles is quite wide and the
values can differ.  Based on the downtown LA zip code of 90012, I get a
Ss=1.5, S1=0.6.  Palmdale (about 45 miles from downtown) which is over the
San Andreas Fault has a Ss=1.597, S1=0.883.

Hope this helps.

- Aswin
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Aswin Rangswamy, P.E.
Los Angeles, California
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From: "BHASKAR BONGARALA" <bhaskar_civil(--nospam--at)iitb.ac.in>
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Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 9:18 AM
Subject: Spectral acc. coeffs. in IBC2003


> Sir
> For a site(class-B) at Los Angeles,CA, the mapped Max. considered Eq.
> spectral response accelaration at shortperiod(Ss) and at 1-sec. period(S1)
> are as follows from the figures given in IBC2003. Please correct in case
> of any mistake in the values below.
>
> SS = 1.9   => SMS = 1.9  => SDS = 1.267
> S1 = 0.75  => SM1 = 0.75 => SD1 = 0.5
>
>
> Bhaskar
>
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