TR.32.10.1.9 Response Spectrum Specification per IBC 2006
General Format
SPECTRUM combmethod IBC 2006 *{ X f1 Y f2 Z f3} ACCELERATION
{DAMP f5 CDAMP  MDAMP } ( { LINEAR  LOGARITHMIC } ) (MISSING f6) (ZPA f7) ({ DOMINANT f10  SIGN }) (SAVE) (IMR f11) (STARTCASE f12)
The command is completed with the following data which must be started on a new line:
{ZIP f8 LAT f9 LONG f13 SS f14S1 f15} SITE CLASS (f16) (FA f17 FV f18) TL f19
Where:
Parameter  Default Value  Description 

X f1, Y f2, Z f3  0.0  Factors for the input spectrum to be applied in X, Y, & Z directions. Any one or all directions can be input. Directions not provided will default to zero. 
DAMP f5  0.05 
The damping ratio.
Specify a value of exactly 0.0000011 to ignore damping.

MISSING f6 
Optional parameter to use "Missing Mass" method. The static effect of the masses not represented in the modes is included. The spectral acceleration for this missing mass mode is the f6value entered in length/sec^{2} (this value is not multiplied by SCALE). If f6is zero, then the spectral acceleration at the ZPA f7frequency is used. If f7is zero or not entered, the spectral acceleration at 33Hz (Zero Period Acceleration, ZPA) is used. The results of this calculation are SRSSed with the modal combination results. 

ZPA f7  33 [Hz]  The zero period acceleration value for use with MISSING option only. Defaults to 33 Hz if not entered. The value is printed but not used if MISSING f6 is entered. 
DOMINANT f10  1 (1st Mode)  The dominant mode method. All results will have the same sign as mode number f10 alone would have if it were excited then the scaled results were used as a static displacements result. Defaults to mode 1 if no value entered. If a 0 value entered, then the mode with the greatest % participation in the excitation direction will be used (only one direction factor may be nonzero). 
IMR f11  1  The number of individual modal responses (scaled modes) to be copied into load cases. Defaults to one. If greater than the actual number of modes extracted (NM), then it will be reset to NM. Modes one through f11 will be used. Missing Mass modes are not output. 
STARTCASE f12  Highest Load Case No. + 1  The primary load case number of mode 1 in the IMR parameter. Defaults to the highest load case number used so far plus one. If f12 is not higher than all prior load case numbers, then the default will be used. For modes 2 through NM, the load case number is the prior case number plus one. 
ZIP f8  The zip code of the site location to determine the latitude and longitude and consequently the S_{s} and S_{1} factors. (IBC 2006, ASCE 702 Chapter 22)  
LAT f9  The latitude of the site used with the longitude to determine the S_{s} and S_{1} factors. (IBC 2006, ASCE 702 Chapter 22)  
LONG f13  The longitude of the site used with the latitude to determine the S_{s} and S_{1} factors. (IBC 2006, ASCE 702 Chapter 22)  
SS f14  Mapped MCE for 0.2s spectral response acceleration. (IBC 2006, ASCE 702 Chapter 22)  
S1 f15  Mapped spectral acceleration for a 1second period. (IBC 2000, equation 1617. IBC 2003, ASCE 702 section 9.4.1.2.42. IBC 2006, ASCE 705 Section 11.4.1)  
SITE CLASS f16  Enter A through F for the Site Class as defined in the IBC code. (IBC 2000, Section 1615.1.1 page 350. IBC 2003, Section 1615.1.1 page 322. IBC 2006 ASCE 705 Section 20.3)  
FA f17  Optional ShortPeriod site coefficient at 0.2s. Value must be provided if SCLASS set to F (i.e., 6). (IBC 2006, ASCE 705 Section 11.4.3)  
FV f18  Optional LongPeriod site coefficient at 1.0s. Value must be provided if SCLASS set to F (i.e., 6). (IBC 2006, ASCE 705 Section 11.4.3)  
TL f19  LongPeriod transition period in seconds. (IBC 2006, ASCE 702 Chapter 22) 
IBC 2006 indicates that the spectrum should be calculated as defined in the IBC 2006 specification.
combmethod = { SRSS  ABS  CQC  ASCE  TEN  CSM  GRP } are methods of combining the responses from each mode into a total response.
The CQC and ASCE498 methods require damping. ABS, SRSS, CRM, GRP, and TEN methods do not use damping unless spectraperiod curves are made a function of damping (see File option below). CQC, ASCE, CRM, GRP, and TEN include the effect of response magnification due to closely spaced modal frequencies. ASCE includes more algebraic summation of higher modes. ASCE and CQC are more sophisticated and realistic methods and are recommended.
 SRSS
 Square Root of Summation of Squares method.
 ABS
 Absolute sum. This method is very conservative and represents a worst case combination.
 CQC
 Complete Quadratic Combination method (Default). This method is recommended for closely spaced modes instead of SRSS.
 ASCE
 NRC Regulatory Guide Rev. 2 (2006) Gupta method for modal combinations and Rigid/Periodic parts of modes are used. The ASCE498 definitions are used where there is no conflict. ASCE498 Eq. 3.221 (modified Rosenblueth) is used for close mode interaction of the damped periodic portion of the modes.
 TEN
 Ten Percent Method of combining closely spaced modes. NRC Reg. Guide 1.92 (Rev. 1.2.2, 1976).
 CSM
 Closely Spaced Method as per IS:1893 (Part 1)2002 procedures.
 GRP
 Closely Spaced Modes Grouping Method. NRC Reg. Guide 1.92 (Rev. 1.2.1, 1976).
 ACCELERATOIN
 indicates that the Acceleration spectra will be entered.
 DAMP, MDAMP, and CDAMP
 select source of damping input:
 DAMP indicates to use the f2 value for all modes
 MDAMP indicates to use the damping entered or computed with the DEFINE DAMP command if entered, otherwise default value of 0.05 will be used
 CDAMP indicates to use the composite damping of the structure calculated for each mode. You must specify damping for different materials under the CONSTANT specification
 LINEAR or LOGARITHMIC
 Select Linear or Logarithmic interpolation of the
input Spectra versus Period curves for determining the spectra value for a mode
given its period. Linear is the default. Since Spectra versus Period curves are often
linear only on LogLog scales, the logarithmic interpolation is recommended in
such cases; especially if only a few points are entered in the spectra curve.
When FILE filename is entered, the interpolation along the damping axis will be linear.
 SIGN
 This option results in the creation of signed values for all results. The sum of squares of positive values from the modes are compared to sum of squares of negative values from the modes. If the negative values are larger, the result is given a negative sign. This command is ignored for ABS option.
 SAVE
 This option results in the creation of a acceleration data file (with the model file name and an .acc file extension) containing the joint accelerations in g’s and radians/sec^{2}. These files are plain text and may be opened and viewed with any text editor (e.g., Notepad).
Methodology
The methodology for calculating the response spectra is defined in ASCE705, section 11.4. The following is a quick summary:
 Input S_{s} and S_{1} (this could have been searched from database or entered explicitly)

Calculate
S_{ms}= F_{a} x S_{s}
and
S_{m1} = F_{v} x S_{1}
Where:
F_{a} and F_{v} are determined from the specified site classes A – E and using tables 11.41 and 11.42. For site class F, the values must be supplied. These are required to be provided by the user. You may also specify values for F_{a} and F_{v} in lieu of table values.

Calculate
S_{ds} = (2/3) S_{ms}
and
S_{d1} = (2/3) S_{m1}
The spectrum is generated as per section 11.4.5.
Individual Modal Response Case Generation
Individual modal response (IMR) cases are simply the mode shape scaled to the magnitude that the mode has in this spectrum analysis case before it is combined with other modes. If the IMR parameter is entered, then STAAD.Pro will create load cases for the first specified number of modes for this response spectrum case (i.e., if five is specified then five load cases are generated, one for each of the first five modes). Each case will be created in a form like any other primary load case.
The results from an IMR case can be viewed graphically or through the print facilities. Each mode can therefore be assessed as to its significance to the results in various portions of the structure. Perhaps one or two modes could be used to design one area/floor and others elsewhere.
You can use subsequent load cases with TR.32.11 Repeat Load Specification combinations of these scaled modes and the static live and dead loads to form results that are all with internally consistent signs (unlike the usual response spectrum solutions). The modal applied loads vector will be omega squared times mass times the scaled mode shape. Reactions will be applied loads minus stiffness matrix times the scaled mode shape.
With the Repeat Load capability, you can combine the modal applied loads vector with the static loadings and solve statically with PDelta or tension only.
See TR.32.10.1.1 Response Spectrum Specification  Custom for additional details on IMR load case generation.