Featured LEARN Course: Perform a Modal Response Spectrum Analysis

Standard ASCE 7 is an integral part of building codes in the United States. Structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes may find meeting structural load requirements a daunting task.

Let Bentley help you use your STAAD.Pro software more effectively to meet these requirements. The course, “Perform a Modal Response Spectrum Analysis” can teach you how to:

  • Accurately calculate the Mass Participation of the structure after performing the dynamic analysis.

  • Interpret the results and modify the design to incorporate the requirements of ASCE 7, Section 12.9.

  • Specify the dynamic masses to allow STAAD.Pro to accurately calculate the base shear of the structure according to the Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure and the Modal Response Spectrum Analysis Procedure.

  • Modify the dynamic scale factors to incorporate the requirements of ASCE 7, Section 12.9.

  • Take advantage of STAAD.Pro’s Post Processor to review the dynamic analysis results, including the graphical representation of each mode shape that was included in the calculation.

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