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G. Performing Pushover Analysis

Pushover analysis in STAAD.Pro is a static, non-linear procedure in accordance with FEMA 356 specification. Basically, in this method, the magnitude of the lateral push load is increased progressively according to a predefined loading pattern until either loading or the deflection reaches the described level.

Pushover analysis as it is currently implemented in STAAD.Pro is limited in application to buildings that are regular and do not have adverse torsional or multimode effects. The capacity curve is generally constructed to represent the first mode response of the structure based on the assumption that the fundamental mode of vibration is the predominant response of the structure.