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M. To add a GB 50011-2010 response spectrum

To specify a response spectrum for seismic loading per the Chinese GB 50011 2010 (2016 edition) code, use the following procedure.

  1. Either:

    On the Loading ribbon tab, select the Load Items tool in the Loading Specifications group

    ヒント: This will add the load item to the currently selected load group selected in the program status bar.


    In the Load & Definition dialog, select a primary load case in the Load Cases Details list and then click Add.

    The Add New Load Items dialog opens.
  2. Select the Response Spectrum tab.
  3. Select Chinese GB 50011 - 2010 in the Code list.
  4. Select the Combination Method to use to combine the responses from each mode into a total response. The CQC and SRSS methods are available for the GB 50011-2010 response spectra.
  5. Specify the GB 50011-2010 specific parameters:
    1. Select a Fortification Intensity, Seismic Frequency, and Site Class (SCL) for the location.
    2. Select the Seismic Group appropriate for the structure.
    The resulting Max. Horizontal Influence Factor and building Period (Tg) are displayed for the selected spectrum table input. The response spectrum plot is generated as these parameters are specified.
  6. Select if the Interpolation Type is Linear or Logarithmic.

    The logarithmic option is recommended when only a few spectra data points are entered, as spectra vs period curves are typically only linear on a log-log scale.

  7. Select the Damping Type to use and, if explicit Damping is selected, type the damping ratio to be used for all modes.
  8. Select the directions which spectrum is applied and for each, type a factor (0-1.0).
  9. You can apply each of the following optional steps as needed:
    1. Select one of the Signed Response Spectrum Results Options if needed:

      check Dominant and type a Mode No to use for determine the signs of all modes. You can alternatively type 0 for the Mode No to have the program select the mode with the greatest percent participation in the excitation direction for the dominant mode.


      check Sign to create signed values for all results by comparing the sum of the squares of positive versus negative results.

    2. Check the Missing Mass option to include the static effect of masses not represented in the modes. Type an optional spectral acceleration for this missing mass mode.
    3. If the Missing Mass option is used and you want to specify an acceleration corresponding to a frequency instead, check the ZPA option and type a frequency. If neither the missing mass acceleration value or ZPA frequency is specified, then the spectral acceleration at 33Hz is used to calculate the missing mass mode.
  10. Click Add. The new response spectrum is added to the currently selected load case.