G.17.4.1.8 Lateral Load Distribution
Lateral loads can be applied by any one of the following three methods per Section 3.3.3.2.3 of FEMA 356.
Method 1
The vertical distribution of the base shear shall be as specified in this section for all buildings. The lateral load applied at any floor level x shall be determined in accordance with equation (181) and equation (182):
F_{x} = C_{vx}V  (181) 
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Method 2
A vertical distribution proportional to the shape of the fundamental mode in the direction under consideration is performed. Use of this distribution shall be permitted only when more than 75% of the total mass participates in the fundamental mode in the direction under consideration, and the uniform distribution is also used.
${F}_{x}=\frac{{w}_{x}{\varphi}_{x}}{\sum _{i=1}^{n}{w}_{i}{\varphi}_{i}}$  (183) 
Method 3
A vertical distribution is performed consisting of lateral forces at each level proportional to the total mass at each level .
${F}_{x}=\frac{{w}_{x}}{\sum _{i=1}^{n}{w}_{i}}$  (184) 
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