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Seismic Analysis Values with Spreadsheet

John W. Andrew, PE

This course summarizes the steps necessary to determine the seismic response coefficient (CS) and the seismic design category (SDC) for typical low rise buildings in accordance with ASCE 7-05. Included is a spreadsheet that can be used to determine these values. The student must have a licensed copy of Excel to use this spreadsheet. The use of the spreadsheet is illustrated with an example problem.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is intended to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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