Fundamental Time Period Calculator

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The fundamental time period (T) may either be established by experimental observations on similar buildings or calculated by any rational method of analysis. In the absence of such data, T may be determined as follows for multi-storeyed buildings:
a) For moment, resisting frames without bracing or shear walls for resisting the lateral loads T-=0.1 n
Where, n = number of storeys including basement storeys
b) For all others
T = (0.09 * H ) / ?d

Formula:

T = (0.09 × H ) / ?d

Where,
H - total height of the main structure of the building in metres,
d - maximum base dimension of building in metres in a direction parallel to the applied wind force.
T - the fundamental time period