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Re: SEISMIC: Site-Specific Response Spectrum

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Bill:
 
Also, when doing "Performance Base Design", you would need "Site-Specific Response Spectrum".
You may also refer to ASCE/SEI 41-06, “Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings” for these applications.

Khashayar “Casey” Hemmatyar, SE
California
Private email: Khemmatyar_AT_hotmail.com

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Subject: SEISMIC: Site-Specific Response Spectrum

Although I have no personal experience with it, I observe that ASCE 7-05 11.4.7 allows a site-specific ground motion procedure for "any structure." In particular, 21.2 sets forth requirements for obtaining a site-specific MCE response spectrum.
Aside from the cases of seismic isolation or damping systems, as specified in 11.4.7, are there any other situations where you would want a site-specific MCE response spectrum for design rather than relying upon the code-specified response spectrum?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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