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• Import Model Geometry from ETABS and SAP2000
• Easy-to-Use Graphical Interface
• Beam, Column and Brace Members
• Solid, Hollow and Flanged Parametric Shapes
• Shear Links and Panel Zones
• Complex Shear Walls and Floor Slabs
• Dampers and Isolators
• Plastic Hinges with PMM Interaction
• P-Delta Effects

• 3D Nonlinear Static Pushover
• 3D Nonlinear Time-History Earthquake
• Sequential Loading, e.g., Cyclic Pushover
• Automated Analysis Strategies
• Trilinear Force-Deformation Relationship
• Optional Brittle Strength Loss and Stiffness Degradation
• Combine Results for Multiple Earthquakes
• Vary Member Strengths without Changing the Model
• Efficient Solver for Large Structures

• Demand/Capacity (Usage) Plots
• Pushover Diagrams
• Time-History Records of Displacements, Drifts and Forces
• Moment and Shear Diagrams
• Force Displays for Member Groups
• Animated Deflected Shapes
• Animated Mode Shapes
• Hysteresis Loop Plots
• Mean Demand/Capacity Plots
• Energy Balance Displays
Displacement Based Design

* Traditionally, earthquake-resistant design has been strength-based, using linear elastic analysis.
* Since inelastic behavior is usually allowed for strong earthquakes, this is not entirely rational.
* Strength-based design considers inelastic behavior only implicitly.
* Displacement-based (or deformation-based) design considers inelastic behavior explicitly, using nonlinear inelastic analysis.
* Displacement-based design recognizes that in a strong earthquake, inelastic deformation (or ductility) can be more important than strength.
* PERFORM-3D allows you to use displacement-based design.

Implementation of ASCE 41

* Procedures for displacement-based design using inelastic analysis are specified in ASCE 41, “Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings”.
* ASCE 41 applies to the retrofit of existing buildings, but the procedures can be applied to the design of new buildings.
* PERFORM-3D implements the procedures in ASCE 41.
* However, PERFORM-3D is a general tool for implementing displacement-based design. It is not limited to ASCE 41.
Product:PERFORM 3D V5
Size:214 MB