Automatic Code Based Seismic Loading

  • ETABS will automatically generate seismic loads based on various domestic and international codes including but not limited to:
    • ASCE 7-10; ASCE 7-05; ASCE 7-02
    • AS/NZS 1170 2002
    • GB50011-2010
    • Eurocode 8 2004
    • IS 1893 2002
    • Italian NTC 2008
    • NBCC 2010; NBCC 95; NBCC 2005
    • Turkish Seismic Code 2007
    • NZS 1170 2004
    • BOCA 96
    • NEHRP 97
    • UBC 94; UBC 97; UBC 97 Isolated

Automatic Code Based Wind Loading

  • Automatic permutation of wind directions and eccentricities
  • ETABS will automatically generate wind loads based on various domestic and international codes including but not limited to:
    • ASCE 7-88; ASCE 7-95;
    • ASCE 7-02; ASCE 7-05; ASCE 7-10;
    • AS/NZS 1170.2:2002
    • GB50009-2012
    • Eurocode 1 2005
    • Indian IS875:1987
    • Italian NTC 2008
    • NBCC 2010; NBCC 95; NBCC 2005
    • Turkish TS 498-97
    • BOCA96
    • BS 6399-95
    • Mexican
    • UBC 94
    • UBC 97
  • Open Structure Wind Loading

Load Cases and Combinations

  • Unlimited number of load cases and combinations
  • Automated design combinations based on selected design code
  • Strength and service combinations
  • User-defined load combinations
  • Linear add, envelope (min/max), absolute add, SRSS, and range combinations
  • Combination components can include other combinations

Area, Line, Point and Thermal Loads

  • Uniform or non-uniform surface loads (surface loads can be assigned in any direction, not just gravity)
  • Point loads can be assigned in any direction, including skewed angles
  • Uniform or trapezoidal loads on lines in any direction
  • Thermal load can be assigned to joints, lines and/or areas
  • Imposed joint support displacement

Cladding

  • Automatically add analytical cladding to entire structure for loading purposes

Automatic Live Load Reduction

  • Supported codes include:
    • ASCE 7-95; ASCE 7-05; ASCE 7-10
    • AS/NZ 1170.1-2002
    • Chinese GB 50009-2012
    • Eurocode 1991:2002
    • Hong Kong COP 2011
    • Indian IS 875-1987
    • NBCC95; NBCC2005; NBCC2010
    • UBC97
    • User Parameters (per Section 1607.5, UBC 1997)
    • User Defined Curves (By Tributary Area)
    • User Defined (By Stories Supported)