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First and foremost directions
in the development of calculation schemes
(effects and constructions)

Necessity of transition to the three-dimensional models.

Existing normative methods of calculation and building design in seismic regions, based on one-dimensional cantilever calculation schemes, do not allow to solve important questions: which is the optimum ratio between the length and the width of the building, rigidities of frames, floors and diaphragms of rigidity; how many diaphragms and what distance between them should be; how different methods of monolithing of precast floors influence three-dimensional work of construction, etc. and architect-engineering configuration. It is possible to solve these questions using new calculation schemes, in which a building is considered as a three-dimensional system with floors, which deform and rotate in their planes.

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