As a new user trying to understand the detailed calculation of seismobuild and after reviewing the output report I would like to raise a couple of clarifications as I cannot find any detailed explanation to my questions:

1. does ϴu represents the chord rotation acceptance criteria as given in ASCE 41 table 10-7 and 10-8?

2. what do ϴs and ϴR represents?

3. How does the performance ratio calculated?

4. is there a way that the output can be presented in a tabulated format similar to midas gen or sap so that it is easier to browse through the results of all member?

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## Detailed Result of Seismobuild as per ASCE 41-17

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### Re: Detailed Result of Seismobuild as per ASCE 41-17

1. As specified in ASCE 41 the theta,plastic value is given by the tables.

Theta,u=theta,y+theta,plastic

2. Theta,R is the resistance and theta,s is the demand

3. It is the demand to capacity ratio.

4. In the Checks module the results are presented both in tabulated and visual (on the 3D plot) format with several filters. The tables can be easily copied an pasted to Excel. Further detailed results for particular members are also presented (by right clicking on each member on the 3D plot)

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Theta,u=theta,y+theta,plastic

2. Theta,R is the resistance and theta,s is the demand

3. It is the demand to capacity ratio.

4. In the Checks module the results are presented both in tabulated and visual (on the 3D plot) format with several filters. The tables can be easily copied an pasted to Excel. Further detailed results for particular members are also presented (by right clicking on each member on the 3D plot)

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### Re: Detailed Result of Seismobuild as per ASCE 41-17

Thank you Seismosoft Team for the explanation.

Follow up questions on the same topic.

1. Does ϴs (rotation demand) represents the total chord rotation?

2. How does ϴR (resistance) or capacity being calculated?

3. Is there any correlation between ϴr (resistance) with the plastic rotation capacity shown on ASCE 41 for a selected performance level?

Follow up questions on the same topic.

1. Does ϴs (rotation demand) represents the total chord rotation?

2. How does ϴR (resistance) or capacity being calculated?

3. Is there any correlation between ϴr (resistance) with the plastic rotation capacity shown on ASCE 41 for a selected performance level?

- seismosoft
**Posts:**979**Joined:**06 Jul 2007, 04:55

### Re: Detailed Result of Seismobuild as per ASCE 41-17

1 Indeed, theta,s is the total chord rotation

2. You can output a report with detailed calculations from the Annex tab in the Report dialog box. Further, you may download the SeismoBuild Verification Report for ASCE 41-17 and the corresponding models from: https://seismosoft.com/seismobuild-documentation

3. yes. Theta.r is the sum of the yield capacity plus the plastic rotation capacity shown on ASCE 41

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2. You can output a report with detailed calculations from the Annex tab in the Report dialog box. Further, you may download the SeismoBuild Verification Report for ASCE 41-17 and the corresponding models from: https://seismosoft.com/seismobuild-documentation

3. yes. Theta.r is the sum of the yield capacity plus the plastic rotation capacity shown on ASCE 41

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### Re: Detailed Result of Seismobuild as per ASCE 41-17

To Seismosoft Support:

Do you have any practical example or information regarding how to use the Fardis - Biskinis formula fothe Chord Rotation?

Do you have any practical example or information regarding how to use the Fardis - Biskinis formula fothe Chord Rotation?

### Re: Detailed Result of Seismobuild as per ASCE 41-17

Dear juansa,

In SeismoBuild the equations suggested by D. Biskinis and M. N. Fardis [2013] are employed for the calculation of chord rotation capacity in circular sections. You may export the report with the detailed calculation of chord rotation capacity in order to check how the abovementioned equations are employed.

Please note that we have a number of examples in SeismoBuild's Verification Reports available for download in https://seismosoft.com/seismobuild-documentation

In SeismoBuild the equations suggested by D. Biskinis and M. N. Fardis [2013] are employed for the calculation of chord rotation capacity in circular sections. You may export the report with the detailed calculation of chord rotation capacity in order to check how the abovementioned equations are employed.

Please note that we have a number of examples in SeismoBuild's Verification Reports available for download in https://seismosoft.com/seismobuild-documentation

Zoi Gronti

Seismosoft Srl.

Seismosoft Srl.