SEISMIC ANALYSIS BASED ON IBC 2000 (Equivalent Lateral-Force Procedure, Sec.1617.4) 1

SEISMIC ANALYSIS BASED ON IBC 2000 (Equivalent Lateral-Force Procedure, Sec.1617.4)

Seismic analysis is a tool for the estimation of structural response in the process of designing earthquake resistant structures and/or retrofitting vulnerable existing structures. In principle, the problem is difficult because the structural response to strong earthquakes is dynamic, nonlinear and random.